If you haven’t upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 yet then this post will point out the reasons why it’s time that you seriously start considering it.
As of 14 January 2020 Windows has stopped support for Windows 7. But what does that mean and how will it affect you?
Windows 7 end of support explained
Change doesn’t have to be difficult so here is how to manage the end of Windows 7 support.
In short, your computer will still work, but Microsoft will no longer provide the following services:
Technical support for any issues
If you come across issues and want to get in touch with the Windows technical team they will not help you fix your issue because you’re still running Windows 7.
It’s understandable as they want to maximise their efforts and assistance and focus on helping clients with more recent Windows versions.
it also comes down to the following points:
Microsoft will not be updating the Windows 7 software anymore.
They would usually make an update and fix a bug or issue on the system and push the update through to you the user.
You won’t be getting any more ‘ Update Windows’ notifications on your computer.
Security updates or fixes
The most important one.
The Microsoft team is constantly monitoring any security issues that might arise in their software, that is exploited by hackers and virus programs etc.
As soon as it is spotted they’ll find a fix and push it through with the updates to you.
This will not be happening for Windows 7 users anymore and leave your system and data vulnerable to virus programs & malware.
What to do regarding your outdated Windows 7
Backup your data
Make a backup of all your data that you have on your computer.
Store it on an external drive or in your preferred cloud service (or both).
This will ensure that you have access to it in the event that your computer goes down before you do your upgrade to Windows 10.
Update from Windows 7 to Windows 10
Yes, change is at the order of the day. When it comes to technology it is something that happens regularly and seems to be increasing at an exponential rate but if you’ve been complaining about your slow computer, or you want some faster and more updated capabilities then make use of the opportunity to update your Windows 7 to Windows 10.
Read more about it in this article on Window’s website: Support for Windows 7 has ended.