How to prepare for Windows 7 end of life

Brian - March 5, 2019 - 0 comments

Window 7 End of Life is soon. Are you prepared?

Microsoft first debuted Windows 7 back in July 2009. While it seems outdated, it is still extremely popular. A recent report by Netmarketshare suggested that Windows 7 is still in use on 39% of all PCs. I personally know of a handful of first-class businesses still running on Windows 7.

Microsoft to stop supporting Windows 7 on January 14, 2020.

This means that there are a lot of users and businesses out there need to start thinking about moving on to a newer operating system. Without Microsoft’s direct support (through Windows System and Security Updates), Windows 7 will be out of compliance. If you’re one of these businesses, no worries. Brown IT can assist with your transition to Windows 10.

Moving on from Windows 7

There are a number of things we recommend all businesses to do in preparation of Windows 7 End of Life. The absolute first and must is to upgrade to a newer operating system.  There are a lot of options for operating systems on the market. The obvious and simplest option is to upgrade to Windows 10.

Upgrading to Windows 10

An upgrade to Windows 10 will benefit you in a number of ways. Microsoft’s upgrade process from Windows 7 to Windows 10 is simple. In most cases, the upgrade will not effect the files already stored on the hard drive. You’ll experience minimum disruption when upgrading to Windows 10. Most programs have already been tested and upgraded to work on Windows 10 as well.

Brown IT can upgrade your business PCs to Windows 10 to ensure minimal downtime. We have a handful of proven methods to get the job done securely and quickly.

Upgrade to Windows 10 today

With Windows 7 end of life happening soon, now is the time to prepare for an upgrade.