Microsoft is Discontinuing supports for Windows 7 – What does this mean for your business?
Windows 7’s free support will end on January 14th, 2020. What happens when that support ends? Well, for the 414 million people still using Windows 7, it means risk. The biggest issue with Microsoft’s termination of support is the fact that windows will no longer provide regular security updates which will, in turn, put your computer at an immense risk of threats. With the number of malware attacks at an all-time high, this is not an issue your company should ever want to risk.
Microsoft’s free support includes security patches that will greatly reduce the risk of a security breach, malware infestation, worms, keyloggers, or viruses being installed on your computer. If your business is still running Windows 7, we would HIGHLY suggest that you upgrade to a new PC with Windows 10, as soon as possible. If you don’t, you will inevitably pay for it.
Why shouldn’t I just install Windows 10 on my current PC?
Well, to start, Microsoft’s free installation period of Windows 10 ended on July 29th, 2016. In order to possibly install Windows 10 on your current computer, you will have to pay for the license. The bottom line is, a modern PC is going to much faster than anything that came installed with Windows 7, it will definitely be more secure, and relatively inexpensive in comparison to years past. TRACKtown offers solutions to scale for any sized business and will make sure that your computers are running as efficiently as possible.
If you are still running Windows 7 on the computers of your business, you are risking more than you are saving.
With 80,000 types of malware being developed each day, your business simply cannot afford to be running outdated technology. We make it easy to migrate your information systems to Windows 10, while also performing a full assessment to ensure the security and reliability of your computers.
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