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Microsoft Windows 7 to be extended at a cost, time to consider upgrading to Windows 10

September 18, 2018

Microsoft has recently announced they are offering to continue support on Windows 7 after its ‘end of life’ – but at a cost.

Windows 7 is due to reach end of life on 14th of January 2020 and Microsoft confirmed it would also be introducing monthly fees for Windows 7  Should anyone wish to continue to be supported on this OS, the price for extended support yearly.

Research suggests that many organisations still use Windows 7 and are reluctant to upgrade to Windows 10.

Microsoft had originally offered free upgrades to Windows 10 from Windows 7 but that support has now been removed. Nevertheless, if your organisation still uses Windows 10, you should really think about upgrading. Here are some reasons why:

Time to finally update your business to Windows 10

  • Ransomware prevention
  • Stronger malware security tools
  • Safer web browsing
  • Keep your frequent business contacts on the taskbar
  • More efficient updates for Windows 10
  • Sync your work between your personal and work computers

There has been a lot written about Ransomware and it is easier to exploit the older Windows 7 than the newer Windows 10. Business users should consider that Windows 10 comes with Bitlocker encryption pre-installed, helping to accelerate GDPR compliance.

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