With approximately 36.9% of desktop users still running on Windows 7 (according to The Verge), an end of life date of January 14, 2020 means that we’re in the final countdown. Soon, the system will be completely out of service and will open a floodgate of issues for anyone still using it.
I Like Windows 7 – Why Should I Upgrade to Windows 10?
I have one word for you: security. Plain and simple. You may think that your machine is fine as it is and that this doesn’t affect you, but unfortunately that is not the case. Windows 10 has built in features and software that are designed to keep you safer in your day-to-day browsing and activities without any action from you.
You don’t have to be visiting “bad” websites for your device to become infected, and if this happens to you in 2020 you may have to just walk away from your device all together. This can be even more devastating if any of your personal or banking information is compromised due to your machine being an open door for malware.
To drive it home even more, applications are optimized to run best on Windows 10, so making the switch will only make your workflow quicker and more efficient. Although the graphics are updated slightly, the look and feel of the newer system is similar, so the learning curve is minimal.
I’m Listening… So, What’s Next?
Luckily, upgrading your operating system to Windows 10 is easier than it sounds. For individual users, there are many ways to get the updates you need for free.
Even for small businesses, there are proven efficiency, security, and financial benefits from keeping your software and hardware up to date at all times.
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