Extended support ended January 14th 2020
END OF SUPPORT MEANS HUGE SECURITY RISKS
In January of 2020, Microsoft officially discontinued all support for the operating system, including the release of important security updates. As a result, companies running Windows 7 no longer receive security updates. Current Windows 7 users are vulnerable to attack. Without continued support, these attackers can infect a computer and put your business and financial data at serious risk.
ANTIVIRUS AND APPLICATIONS
Because Microsoft has discontinued support, software companies have followed suit. Software such as antivirus, accounting systems, and other important business software will no longer be released for Windows 7. So, businesses may get “stuck” on an older version of software and will be unable to update their software. Additionally, Software companies will discontinue supporting old versions of their software.
Ready to upgrade to Windows 10?
FEATURES of Windows 10
- Increased security
- New time saving features
- Improved Multi-Tasking with snap views
- Disk encryption
- Better performance
- Blue light filter
- Improved search
- Improved battery life
HOW TO UPGRADE
Higher hardware requirements, rebuild labor costs, and required downtime often make it not possible or not cost effective to upgrade Windows on existing computers. And, this is especially true if the computer is over five years old and past it’s expected life cycle. Most often, it is more cost effective to replace the computer.
WHAT TO DO?
Contact us today to request an assessment to identify what computers are running Windows 7 and what software is being run on them. From there, we can assist our clients in creating a comprehensive strategy to get the systems and software upgraded.
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