2020 is almost here, although we don’t have flying cars and colonization on the moon, that doesn’t mean we haven’t pushed technology forward. Sometimes, when we move forward, we must cut ties with the past. That’s exactly what Microsoft is doing with Windows 7. Although very well liked, Windows 7’s support is coming to an end on January 14th, 2020 which means that after that date, there will no longer be any more updates. Updates keep you safe from all sorts of viruses and ransomware and the longer you are on Windows 7 after that Jan. 14th cutoff, the more likely you are available for an attack. This blog post will cover some of the issues that can happen by staying on Windows 7.
What all happens on January 14th?
According to Microsoft, once January 14th comes and goes, “your computer will still function but Microsoft will no longer provide the following:
- Technical Support for any issues
- Software Updates
- Security Updates or fixes”
What are Some of the Security Risks?
What this means is that there is no more security updates, there is no longer any patches for viruses, ransomware, and malware. Speaking of Ransomware, Windows 10 is better at managing ransomware attacks and even has some built in features that could help you prevent ransomware.
What Can you do to Upgrade?
If you are still on Windows 7 or are unsure if you are, you can take your computer in to our shop in Hartville, OH and we can get you upgraded!
If you think that your machine is starting to show its age, we also sell a wide variety of laptops and desktops that will suit your needs with Windows 10 built in and our staff will be happy to migrate your old computer to your new one!
The bottom line is this: Although Windows 7 has done some amazing things, every good thing must come to an end for something better to take its place. Don’t let these security issues affect you in this brave new digital world. Windows 10 is here to stay for awhile. Even the US Department of Defense has adopted it in around 4 million devices.