Starting January 14, 2020 Microsoft will stop all technical assistance and software updates for Windows 7 to focus on supporting its newer technologies. Microsoft is strongly recommending that anybody operating on Windows 7 move to Windows 10 before January 2020 to avoid exposure to security risks and viruses. Here is information you should know and our recommendations for how to act!
What should you do?
Going forward, the best way for you to stay secure is on Windows 10. And the best way to experience Windows 10 is on a new PC. Today’s PCs are faster, lighter-weight, more affordable, and more secure. The Windows 10 devices offer built-in security features and data protection, simplified migration, and improved functionality. On average PCs older than 4 years cost 1.3 times more to maintain. New laptops and desktops have the power to boost employee productivity by up to 50%. Contact our IT Representatives to find out if replacing or upgrading is best in your environment.
What does Windows 10 offer?
Security. But more than that, Windows 10 provides new functions that will improve your daily experience. These functions include things like facial recognition, improved multi-touch support, talk to type, intelligent assistance, and compatibility across devices, just to name a few.
What if you choose to stay with Windows 7?
Your PC will still work, but it will be more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. It will no longer receive security updates/fixes, software updates, or technical support from Microsoft. New computer viruses and malware are developed every day and without any security updates to fight that, your data would be at risk. Is that a risk you’re willing to take?