Are you still using a Windows 7 Machine?
If so, you are by no means alone. As of last month, 35.63% of Windows users were still using Windows 7 so it’s still very common. Right now, there’s nothing to worry about but in less than a years time, Windows 7 Support will end. If you’re not sure which version of Windows you’re using – follow the instructions at http://bit.ly/2FLDeZk to find out (use the dropdown box to flick between the systems to see which one works for you).
What is end of support?
It’s actually quite a big deal. It basically means that Microsoft will stop issuing security patches for problems and bugs that come up in Windows 7. This means that Windows 7 systems will become increasingly easier to attack. If you continue to use a Windows 7 system, your PC will be like a light bulb to attackers and be in real danger. Also, other companies will stop supporting Windows 7 after this date, meaning applications you use won’t be supported.
What you need to do
It is vital that you upgrade to Windows 10 rather than sticking with an unpatched Windows 7 system. The internet is a dangerous place, it’s not worth being even more vulnerable than you need to be. You could wait until the end of the year to get this sorted but our advice is to start the process now. Put together a schedule and start replacing your computers gradually so that by the end of the year, you’re all sorted. For more advice on putting together a replacement schedule, visit http://bit.ly/2Ffvkab. You don’t know what complications might crop up and delay you if you leave it until last minute.
Contact us to talk through some options for Windows 10 machines and if you need any help putting together a replacement schedule!