Windows 7 is coming to an end. What will happen next?

Yes, you heard it right! Windows 7 is coming to an end on January 14, 2020. There are still lots of users are still using Windows 7 instead of the upgraded version of Windows 10. However, if you are one of these users, you better start thinking of upgrading it now before it’s “end of life” date.

Why people still choosing to stay with Windows 7? Comfortability and familiarity is the main reason why people tend to keep their Windows 7 software. We have to admit, that we always like being comfortable when using our Windows Media Center. Windows 10 killed the Windows Media Center, and some people are having a hard time switching or downloading apps to replace their old media center.

Familiarizations with the ins and outs of Windows 7 are why people still struggle with upgrading their operating system. The fear and time commitment in “getting the hang of it” makes Windows 7 users hesitant to do the upgrade.

BUT, let us give you more reasons why you should upgrade to Windows 10 and why it needs to be done ASAP…

1. End of Life / End of Support

Microsoft launched Windows 10 three years ago and since then they have encouraged users to make the switch because would soon be ending for Windows 7. And this “soon” dated January 14, 2020. After the said date, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7 with technical assistance or support. Even though you can still use your PC with the Windows 7 OS but most Microsoft apps will no longer be compatible making them unusable.

2. Speed

With Windows 10 as your operating system, it is a lot faster than Windows 7. The Start Up Menu in Windows 10 is so much faster compared to Windows 7.

3. The Start Menu

And so it’s back! After replacing to Start Screen on Windows 8, the Start Menu haas returned to Windows 10. This was the answer to many long-time requests. And now, it’s back! It is more appealing and interactive.

4. Additional apps and accessibility

The App store did not exist with Windows 7. Now, with the new Windows 10 OS, you can access the app store in just one easy click from your Start Menu. Also, your media files can be accessed simply by clicking the icon or badges in the Start Menu. Microsoft built a more powerful media apps and extensive productivity.

5. Action Center

With the new and improved Action Center, your PC can be as interactive as your smartphone. If you are receiving notifications, reminders, and messages such as emails, your PC can do it those functions using the Windows 10 OS. You will receive real-time notifications like system updates, Facebook notifications, and reminders like birthdays and weather warning.

6. Better browser functionality

Browsers are more effective and efficient using the new Windows 10. There has been an increase in speed and latency has been reduced. Browsers have improved with its compatibility with the Windows OS. Additional functions like, webpage mark up, reading mode, also has support for extensions.

7. Security features

The Secure Boot feature from Windows 8 is now on Windows 10 and Microsoft made it even more powerful and secure. Unlike Windows 8, the Secure Boot has now a code that cannot be bypassed. Also, there’s an additional security feature that has been added to Windows 10 called Microsoft Passport, Device Guard, and Windows Hello.

8. Malware and Ransomware protection

Windows 10 users experience satisfaction that their computer, files, and personal information are secured with the Windows Defender Security Center and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection tools. These apps will give the user more protection and security from various threats, malicious programs, and allows you to control over apps that can be accessed and changed.

9. Easy configuration on business’ computers

If you have a Windows 10 Education, Enterprise or Professional editions, then you have an access to Windows Autopilot. The program allows you to configure and manage your office computers easier, faster, more securely with the ability of convenience.

SUMMARY:

Changes are expected, especially with technology. Upgrades are meant to have better functionality and productivity. Upgrades are also important to maximize feature enhancement. Sometimes change is hard, but upgrades are important for your computer to be able to boost the capability of the hardware and software efficiency.

For software and hardware upgrades or other I.T. problems you need help with, feel free to contact our team. Our I.T. experts are consistently attending seminars and workshop to make sure that our I.T. knowledge is always fresh and up-to-date.

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