Did you know that Windows 7 End of Life is fast approaching?
Did you know that Windows 7 End of Life support from Microsoft is coming to an end on 14 January 2020? So what does this mean for those who have a PC running the Windows 7 Operating System? Overall, your computer will continue to operate and function as normal. However Microsoft will no longer provide the following:
- Technical support for any issues;
- Software updates;
- Security updates or fixes
Therefore without the necessary software and security updates, devices still operating the Windows 7 Operating System will be at greater risk of exposure to viruses and malware.
What Do You Need To Do To Protect Your Device?
All computers running the Windows 7 Operating System should be upgraded to Windows 10 as soon as possible. The best way to install Windows 10 is with a clean install. Using this approach will assist to resolve performance, startup, shut down, memory and apps issues. As a result, the PC will have a fresh start.
Microsoft does suggest, whilst it is possible to install Windows 10 on your older device, it is best to experience Windows 10 on a new PC.
For businesses users who wish to stay with Windows 7, Microsoft has created Windows 7 Extended Security Updates through to January 2023. However this is quite an expensive option and as such, may not be the best option for your business.
Features of Windows 10 Operating System
Windows 10 offers many great features and as such has recently surpassed Windows 7 to become the most popular Operating System. Some of the great features include:
- Ongoing Feature and Security Patching
- Faster Start Up
- Touch Screen Capabilities
- Action Centre
- Better Browsing
- Improved Security
- Virtual Desktops & Timeline
- Better Selection Of Tools
- OneDrive On-Demand Syncing
- Smart Phone Tie Ins
- Voice Typing
- Nearby Sharing
How can Techstream Solutions assist with Windows 7 End of Life Support?
As your local and trusted IT Service Provider, Techstream Solutions can assist with providing the right solution for your needs. Our team of Technical Engineers will provide recommendations and the best approach for upgrading your Windows 7 computer. Furthermore, our preferred partnerships with leading suppliers ensures you can take advantage of our competitive rates should you need to purchase a new computer.
We can assure you that once you make the transition to Windows 10, you will see there is so much to love. The only regret is that you didn’t upgrade sooner!