Are you still running Windows 7? Now is the time to start planning your migration to Windows 10 Pro.
14th January 2020 is the announced deadline for Windows 7 devices no longer being supported by Microsoft, and this deadline will not be extended. A typical migration can take up to 4 months for most businesses, therefore it's important that you understand what your individual project might entail.
As a Microsoft partner, we are working with organisations across the UK to assess their specific needs and put in place a tailored plan to ensure a smooth transition to newer, modern and secure devices.
Why should I upgrade? Depending on your hardware, a straight upgrade from Windows 7 to 10 may offer some benefits. Starting with a smoother and sometimes faster operations, more economical use of memory and disk space, increased security.
Windows 10 provides better built-in support for newer types of hardware including secure boot capabilities with UEFI, USB 3.0, Bluetooth adapters, high-definition screens (ie better scaling), and solid state drives (eg NVMe).
Microsoft is building an ecosystem that supports both on-premise and cloud operation. Many of the new features are only available with Windows 10 such as the app store. It has dozens of apps for Android and Apple’s iOS, and is increasing its support for Linux in Windows 10 and Azure.
Do I have to replace my computer? Tech experts generally agree a computer should last anywhere between three to five years before needing to be replaced. Of course, this number is just a generalisation and a number of factors play into lifespan, ranging from the computer's quality, care and room for upgrades. Having said that, in some circumstances it could be more cost effective to replace a Windows 7 machine especially if it is struggling to cope with your businesses daily demands.