Windows 7 has been the sweetheart among Microsoft users for many years. It swooped in to rescue users from Windows Vista and offered a fast, ease of use and hassle-free platform. As 2019 comes to an end, so will the era of Windows 7 security – unless you’re willing to pay.

In a recent post, we discussed how Microsoft is halting security support for Windows 7 as of January 14, 2020. This will leave users with three options:

  1. Upgrade
  2. Pay an ever-increasing fee for support, or
  3. Leave their operating system vulnerable to breach.

The safest option is to upgrade. And yet, the hesitancy to adopt Windows 10 is prevalent. Going from the decade-old Windows 7 to the next OS – Windows 8 – seems like the easiest and more logical approach. Implementing the “modern desktop” (as Microsoft refers to it) may sound like a voyage into the unknown. Users will be pleased to discover that it can be a walk in the park!

What Are The Benefits of Upgrading Directly to Windows 10?

Microsoft Windows 10 is the OS of now. It understands and complies with 2019 tech. The Windows 8 OS is still stuck in a time when everyone was using their iPhone 4 to watch video loops on Vine. Windows 10 provides smartphone synchronicity, increased sharing capacity, and a faster start-up.

Windows 10 knows what the security landscape looks like right now. It can address issues that didn’t exist when Windows 8 was launched. Businesses are compelled to take every precaution when it comes to data. Windows 10 offers Device Guard, along with comprehensive ransomware protection that fortifies data from the threat of attack. Upgrading forces security updates which are vital to the overall wellness of your network.

For businesses that house large amounts of customer data, the all-encompassing Search function that Windows 10 offers can drastically reduce the time spent looking through files. This function can easily boost productivity by simplifying this routine task.

Leaping from Windows 7 to Windows 10 doesn’t have to be complicated! It is the safest and most user-friendly approach for all organizations.

We highly recommend making the switch before security support comes to an end. If you have questions or concerns about upgrading, we encourage you to contact our experts.