As a reminder: on January 14th 2020, Microsoft’s extended support of Windows 7 will officially end.
The end of extended support means that Microsoft will no longer provide free security updates, leaving your network vulnerable to malware and ransomware attacks.
Despite the imminent threat of an operating system that is no longer supported, many businesses still have Windows 7 devices. According to a new study by Kapersky, 47% of businesses, including small and medium sized businesses, still use Windows 7.
Understandably, Windows 7 is an incredibly popular operating system. Compared to its predecessor Windows Vista and the next version, Windows 8, it has held onto many of its users do to its functionality and its ease of use.
But keep in mind Windows 7 came out on July 22nd, 2009. It is now over ten years old! With all of Windows 10’s new features, better security, and frequent updates, businesses are at serious risk using Windows 7.
Windows Version usage statistics from Kaspersky
So whether you’re ready to move now, or if you need to pay for Extended Security Updates, at some point you’re going to need to upgrade your devices to Windows 10. Here’s a few things to keep in mind:
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