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  • Writer's pictureStan Patey

It's time to move on from Windows 7

Updated: Jul 16, 2019

We’ve been advising our client base about the death of the Windows 7 operating system for the last couple of years. Many of our clients have migrated their inventory of PCs to Windows 10, but of the 400 desktop and laptops that we manage there still remain nearly 100 Windows 7 PCs that need to be upgraded or replaced by January 2020.

Windows 7 Splash Screen

Microsoft explains what the end of support means.

If you continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended, your PC will still work, but it may become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Your PC will continue to start and run, but Microsoft will no longer provide the following support for your business.

• No technical support • No software updates • No security updates • To avoid security risks and viruses, Microsoft recommends you upgrade to Windows 10.

Now is the time to get those machines replaced. We are already faced with the limitations and compatibility issues that an aging operating system triggers. Time spent fighting through installing applications and resolving issues caused by updates on Windows 7 computers is wasted. It would be more cost efficient to direct those funds to migration costs.

Users on the Windows 10 Operating System will work faster, have fewer computer issues and be substantially more secure. It’s time to move on. Let’s coordinate your remaining upgrades soon to avoid the inevitable overload of requests just as the holiday season arrives.

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