The old OS’s termination date is January 14, 2020, so IT departments and casual home users are very fond of using Windows 7 for migration, but its status as a secure and reliable OS is coming to an end. By January 14, 2020, there will be no more support. Since the upcoming January 14th, 2020, it is time for Windows 7 users to view the inevitable upgrade.
Why does this mean an upgrade?
Support for Windows 7 will be discontinued when January 2020 arrives. This does not mean that the PC running the operating system will stop working, but this means that there will be no more security updates or patches and no technical support. It may sound good, but running an unsupported version of Windows puts individuals and businesses at risk. Continuing to use Windows 7 without patches and updates will make the system vulnerable to new vulnerabilities and malware.
- For some organizations, you don’t even choose to run an unsupported operating system because it can undermine basic due diligence and compliance standards.
- For companies that are unable to make changes due to economic reasons or technical preferences, or for companies that are completely unaware of the deadline, Microsoft offers several options that will continue to support Windows 7. These choices range from free to clear currency.
However, is there still no time in January 2020?
For some people, the arrival of the fourth quarter seems to be far from Christmas. For IT decision makers, January 2020 is a rapid shift, just fleeting. This is because IT project deployment can be very slow. Dale Titcombe, IT director of the Chartered IT Association BCS, told IT Pro that it was “not too early” to start work.
Then, How can i upgrade from windows 7 to windows 10?
Use these steps to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7:
1. Download the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft.
2. Click the Download tool now button and save the installer on your device.
3. Double-click the MediaCreationTool.exe to launch the Windows 10 setup wizard.
4. Click Accept to the licensing agreement.
5. Select the Upgrade this PC now option to download the files and begin the upgrade.
6. Click the Next button.
7. Enter a valid Windows 10 product key for the edition you’re trying to upgrade (if applicable).
8. Click the Next button.
9. Click the Accept button to agree to the licensing agreement again.
10. Select the Keep personal files and apps option.
11. Click the Install button.