You should be prepared for the end of Windows 7 support, which will be available on January 14, 2020. This means that Microsoft will no longer provide periodic security updates or support for PCs running this operating system. Organizations using Windows 7 after January 14 are at much higher risk of viruses, data loss, computer damage, and cyber attacks. Obviously, these are risks that no business can afford.
To protect their IT infrastructure, applications, and computers, businesses that are still running Windows 7 need to start upgrading to Windows 10 immediately. The goal should be to complete the migration by the end of 2019. This will ensure that your business is fully upgraded before the end of Windows 7.
Options for handling Windows 7 end of life
There are two possible ways to resolve this deadline:
- Upgrade to Windows 10 on existing PCs
- Purchase news PCs that come with Windows 10 already installed
Option 1 – Upgrade to Windows 10 on an existing PC
If your desktop and laptop have been in use for less than three years, upgrading to Windows 10 alone may take the least amount of time compared to Option 2. Also, since all if necessary, the files and software can be kept on the PC.
Option 2 – Purchase a new PC with Windows 10 installed
The obvious disadvantage of this option is the cost of purchasing a new computer and the time involved. It can take a lot of time to research and purchase new PCs, transfer all files, and set up all content for users, compared to installing software only on existing PCs.
How to decide?
When confronting the Windows 7 end-of-life deadline, businesses should weigh the above options by looking at each computer individually. Take note of PC age and whether or not it already has Windows 10 licensing capability. Then factor in all costs of upgrading on existing computers versus replacing them with new ones.
If your business has an in-house IT department, they should already be working on addressing this. If you work with a managed service provider (MSP), make sure they are being proactive in responding to Windows 7 end of life.
How to Upgrade to Windows 7 to Windows 10?
I Just get Windows 10 product key from here: http://www.vanskeys.com/windows-10-professional-p-1136.html
You will see from Windows 7 to Genuine Windows 10 pro upgrade the whole process. Genuine Windows 10 download full version is free of charge directly from the Microsoft company website. So you can download and upgrade to Windows 10 at any time.
Tip: The description of each step shown in my video can also use any version of Windows 7. You can also follow the steps in my video to upgrade windows 10 from windows 8.1
The Windows 10 upgrade in Windows 7 lets you keep and save all the applications and personal data that you have installed in Windows 7. This means that you do not need to reinstall applications like MS Office.
Final Note: You should always have an existing Windows product key so that you need to activate after the upgrade.