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What Window 7’s End of Support Means for You

Windows 7 is one of the most successful operating systems ever released by Microsoft. The OS received critical acclaim when it first came out in 2009 and is still used by 31.96% of computers running Windows today

However, the tech industry as a whole is always moving on, and to dedicate support for their recent and upcoming projects, Microsoft is pulling the plug on Windows 7 support on January 14th, 2020.

 

How Will This Impact Your Computer?

The first major impact of this for Windows 7 users is the ending of the customer and technical support. 

If a customer discovers a new error or their system crashes and they don’t know why, they will be without any technical support and may have to spend a great deal of money on third-party IT staff who may not be able to solve the problem.

Another and even more serious problem is that Windows 7 will no longer be updated with the latest security patches and databases from Microsoft, meaning all of your important information is at serious risk of being hacked and stolen by the newest malware viruses.

 

What is the Best Solution to This Problem?

The easiest solution to an outdated Windows 7 OS is upgrading to any of the newer operating systems from Microsoft, including Windows 8, 8.1, and 10. 

However, while Windows 8 is the cheapest option and does have some great features, it too is going to reach its end of life in 2023. The best option for Windows 7 users right now is upgrading to Windows 10.

Upgrading your systems may seem like a difficult concept, but Microsoft makes sure that all devices can seamlessly update to new operating systems without losing any data or files, which means you can start your Windows upgrade today without a care in the world.

 

If you’re looking to protect your documents and information from malware and system crashes, make sure you have the best minds in the industry at your side the whole way through with MicroAge. Visit us online and find out how we can get your systems securely to the top of your industry.

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