What Does End of Support for Windows 7 Mean?
- Software updates
- Security updates or fixes
- Technical support
If you are a a part of the 39% of PCs that still currently use Windows 7, you could continue using it, however, without continued security and software updates, your device will be at a higher risk for viruses and malware. The best way for you to stay secure and protect your data is by updating to Windows 10. The best way to experience Windows 10 is on a new PC, providing faster updates and less downtime offline. It is possible to install Windows 10 on your older PC model, but it is not recommended.
If you do decide to stay with the current version, or if you choose to upgrade to Windows 10, ABS is here to support you through this transition. We want to share some helpful tips on the ways to keep your data secure through the process and make it as smooth of a shift as possible.
1. Back up your data, including files and photos
Before you embark on updating your software from Windows 7 to Windows 10, it is imperative that you back up your data. There are many benefits to updating your software, but one of the biggest mistakes you can make during this process is losing your date due to poor backup. The easiest way to securely backup your date to ensure you will not experience any loss is through OneDrive, Google Drive, or even a USB flash drive if your amount of data allows it. It is always better to be safe than sorry- which is why data backup is so important during this process but on a regular basis as well.
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3. Out with the Outdated and In with the Upgraded
We think you’ll enjoy Window 10 to its fullest on a new PC, but with any major technological transition, it can be a challenge to adjust to. Our goal is for our customers to be as prepared as possible when end of support does some for Windows 7 users. Don’t wait until its too late and you are forced to lose your data an software because you didn’t update.
Exchange Server 2007, 2010
Small Business Server 2008, 2011
Windows Server 2008R2
As technology evolves, you and your business have to adapt and stay up-to-date on current processes and updates. If not, you will fall behind, allowing your competition to jump ahead of you. Advanced Business Solutions is here to walk through the inevitable shifts with you and help you thrive through the disruption.
Contact our team at ABS so help you with any issues you experience during this transition away from Windows 7 and into Windows 10. We are happy to be your IT solutions provider. Regardless of your IT needs or limitations, our team is eager to find and manage a plan that works for you through Microsoft End of Support.