On Jan. 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer release security updates or patches for the Windows 7 operating system.
After the support ends, your organization’s computer, network, and data are vulnerable to attacks, security risks and viruses if you don’t upgrade your systems.
Microsoft does not support operating systems (OS) over 10 years old, and it moves these systems from “extended support” to “end of life.” Read Microsoft’s page about moving Windows 7 from “extended support” to “end of life” to understand the implications: Microsoft’s Windows 7 support ends on Jan. 14, 2020.
To ensure your business makes the right decisions, isn’t scrambling last minute, and makes a seamless migration to Windows 10, it’s best to start upgrading now rather than later.
Reasons to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10:
If you do not have an IT-managed service provider, this is the right time to contact us.
We can provide an audit on your existing network to determine what computers to upgrade to Windows 10, remove from the network, or replace with new hardware to run Windows 10.
You’ll also need to perform a software audit to ensure older or specialized software can run on Windows 10. We can assist you in communicating with software vendors to ensure Windows 10 is compatible with your software before Windows 7 support ends.