Microsoft To Discontinue Support for Windows 7 – What Does it Mean and Do You Have a Plan?
If you are still running Windows 7 on any of your computers, it is time to bite the bullet and make the change to Windows 10. Microsoft has announced that it will discontinue support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. What does that mean to you?
What does this mean to you? It means that the company will no longer support the operating system with technical support, software updates and most importantly, security updates. This means that if you do not upgrade to Windows 7, your computer will still work but it, and any information on it, will become vulnerable to hacking and other attacks that will put your data and network at risk.
So, if you are still running Windows 7, what is your option? You can purchase a new computer with Windows 10 on it or you can upgrade your existing computers to Windows 10. There are basically two (2) different versions of Windows 10 to look at, Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Professional. For business purposes, the only real option in my opinion, is Windows 10 Professional because of the enhanced features, not the least of which is the inclusion of Bitlocker which provides you a very robust security and encryption solutions for protecting data.
For a chart comparing features between Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Professional follow this link. You can also check the Microsoft Windows website for more information.
Just don’t wait until the last minute. Your data is too important.
Disclaimer: The above information is intended to be general in nature and does not constitute legal advice. Each situation is different, and you should contact an attorney to discuss your specific situation.