After January 14, 2020, Windows 7 will continue to start and run, but you will no longer receive updates or support from Microsoft.
Therefore, older devices may not offer as robust security protection as Windows 10 Pro and the latest PC hardware available to you.
That’s why it’s time to start thinking about getting modern Windows 10 Pro devices now.
The end is nigh for Windows 7 and this is the time for businesses to prepare for it. Most businesses are not equipped for the end of support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020.
The fact that Windows 7 will no longer be supported by Microsoft means there are many users who need to start thinking about finally moving on from their favourite operating system.
Technical support and automatic updates that help protect your PC will no longer be made available for the product. What does it mean for your business?
It is common for hackers to wait until after that date to find ways to exploit vulnerable systems knowing when end of life hits.
Armed with the knowledge that Microsoft isn’t going to support the operating system and there are still plenty of people using it, this is the best time for hackers to attack.
Keeping in mind that liability for attacks lies squarely with device owners who do not comply with security risk requirements. It’s a huge price to pay and a potential risk to your business operations.
You can continue to use Windows 7, but after support has ended. Your PC will become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Windows will continue to start and run, but you will no longer receive software updates, including security updates, from Microsoft.
Remember that the continuous use of an un-patched Windows 7 offers criminals and hackers the time needed to perfect their malware in order to penetrate the operating system. Upgrading to Windows 10 means that your business information, customer data, employee’s digital identities as well as your reputation and your brand are all protected.
To take advantage of the latest hardware capabilities, we recommend upgrading to a new PC with Windows 10. Alternatively, Windows 7 PCs can be upgraded by purchasing and installing an FPP or ESD version of the software.
Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. Now is the time to upgrade to Windows 10.
If you continue to use Windows 7 after the support has ended, your PC will still work. But it may become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Microsoft will no longer provide the following support for your business:
To avoid security risks and viruses, Microsoft recommends you upgrade to Windows 10.
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The best way to experience Windows 10 is on a new PC. Windows 10 Pro comes pre-installed on the world’s largest selection of business devices.
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