The death of Windows 7: Things to do now to prepare

Windows 7

The countdown to the death of Windows 7is tick, tick, ticking away and if you or your clients still use it, you are probably wondering what you can do to prepare.

Windows 7, by Microsoft, was one of the most popular operating systems and with the forced upgrade coming, there are questions about how best to manage the switch.

In January 2020, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7. So, what does this mean? There will be no updates, security patches, fixes for bugs and glitches and more. While you can use Windows 7 up until then, it’s best to start preparing now to make the transition.

Of course, you can still use it as long as you want, but there are risks (hackers, cyber attacks and more) that go along with using an outdated operating system that isn’t supported by the manufacturer.

So why is Microsoft putting an end to it? Likely, it is the normal life cycle of software and operating systems. As a company, it keeps growing and implementing and innovating.

It also needs to keep selling newer products!

For the average user, the end of Windows 7 means simply that you will need to find – and learn – a new operating system. By failing to upgrade, you run the risk of losing valuable data – and work time – to hackers.

There are options available, namely Windows 10. Our advice is to make the switch now, learn the new system and move on as the rest of the pack drags its feet. Windows 10 is a solid system with support from Microsoft.

If you are a small business, our experts can help you decide on a new operating system, get it all upgraded properly and make sure your computer is safe, secure and ready to go – so you don’t miss a minute.

Keeping your computer, network and valuable data secure isn’t something to skimp on or neglect.

AccuNet Inc.

At AccuNet, we can answer your questions about the death of Windows 7 and how we can help your small business. Contact us today.

 

 

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