Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 in January 2015, with extended support running till 14 January 2020. Businesses which fail to migrate in time will be saddled with high fees for further support from Microsoft.
This End of Life means no more bug-fixes, security patches or new functionality, making any user – personal or enterprise – significantly more susceptible to malware attacks. Just as it did with Windows XP, Microsoft will continue to offer support for those Windows 7 users still reluctant to upgrade to its Windows 10 OS, but it’ll cost you.
However, there’s absolutely nothing stopping you from using Windows 7 even after its End of Life. But you should know that using an outdated operating system makes your computer vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
With just a couple of months left until Microsoft stops issuing free patches for Windows 7, millions of workstations are still running the OS, leaving them exposed to vulnerabilities.
PC Repair of CT has the staff and technology to get your current Windows 7 computer upgraded to Windows 10 quickly and affordably. Usually a one day turnaround, we keep all your files, pictures and documents intact.
Here are some of the reasons you should update from Windows 7 to Windows 10:
Without security hot fixes from Microsoft, devices running Windows 7 become vulnerable and expose your system to future threats.
Microsoft no longer provides technical support and troubleshooting, which greatly reduces support options for Windows 7 issues.
Many certifications – such as HIPAA and PCI – require software platform support; EOS can affect your ability to remain compliant.
Opening up potential software incompatibility issues as well as declining performance and reliability of legacy hardware.