Over the past few months, we have discussed that support for Windows 7 will end on January 14th, 2020. This means that now is the time to upgrade your business’ Operating Systems to Windows 10. What will happen when support ends? Is it easy to upgrade? We’re sure you have these many more questions!
What is happening to Windows 7?
All good things come to an end, and technology is no exception. Windows 7 began in 2009 and now, after over a decade of service, it will reach its End of Support.
From January 14th, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide Windows 7 devices with support, security patches and regular updates. This means that even though your team will still be able to use Windows 7, it doesn’t mean they should, as they will be more vulnerable to security breaches.
Should I Upgrade My Devices?
After the January 14th, 2020 deadline, your Windows 7 devices will still work, however, you will essentially be using these devices on borrowed time as they have a non-supported Operating System.
Commonly used software (including Windows products) may no longer work and Microsoft’s support team will not be able to fix these issues, if and when they occur. Outdated software and hardware don’t last forever and over time the risk of a breach or failure increases as time goes on. Now might be the best time to upgrade your machines to Windows 10, to avoid these pitfalls.
How Do I Upgrade?
The first step is finding out how many devices in your business need to be upgraded. Get in touch with our team and we will advise you on your current operating systems and how best to proceed!
Windows 10 is the final update from Microsoft and once you upgrade to it, your business will be issued regular updates, basically, we may never see a Windows 11!
Upgrading to Windows 10 gives you access to security patches and updates, that will ensure your data remains secure against cyberthreats.