Microsoft no longer provides security updates to Windows 7, in order to avoid computer data loss and system damage, what should you do? You need to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10. Most users find Windows 10 is the best operating system ever made by Microsoft.

Windows Has Stopped Support Windows 7

Matt Barlow, vice president of Windows, stated that support for Windows 7 has come to an end on January 14, 2020, and stopped supporting Office 2010. This also means that Windows no longer provides technical support, software updates, and security updates or fixes for any issues for your Windows 7.

Note: After January 14, 2020, Microsoft still provides paid Windows 7 security updates for businesses and enterprises.

You can continue to run Windows 7 on your computer, but without a security update, your computer is vulnerable to viruses and malware, causing important data loss or even the computer not to boot. There is only less than half a year left until Windows stops supporting Windows 7, so it is imminent to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10.

Windows 7 VS Windows 10

Although most people have upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10, there are still some people who insist on using Windows 7. So what is the difference between the two operating systems?

Features

Windows 10 adds Cortana to help you with tasks such as sending mail and viewing the weather, etc. It is more convenient.

Security

Microsoft has ended its support for Windows 7 on January 14th, so Windows 7's security performance cannot be guaranteed. And Windows 10 is constantly updating, constantly repairing the system's shortcomings, so it is the best choice to protect the computer from viruses.

Compatibility

Windows 7 has better compatibility than Windows 10. Some third-party software runs faster on Windows 7 than Windows 10.

Challenge of Upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 10

According to the research of Kollective, although less than one-fifth of large companies did not upgrade operating systems to Windows 10, the number was actually lower than the 43% shown in the survey at the beginning of this year. So it's almost impossible to upgrade all business operating systems to Windows 10 in less than six months.

Duo found that 66% of PCs use Windows 10 and 29% run on Windows 7. In addition, it is difficult for some industries to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10. There are almost 2,300 computers in the UK’s health service that are still using Windows XP.

According to NetMarketShare, Windows 10 usage exceeded Windows 7 usage at the end of last year, accounting for almost 41% of the market while Windows 7 accounts for around 38% of PCs connecting to the internet now.

Do You Need to Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10?

Although the free upgrade path for Windows 10 is over, I highly recommend upgrading to Windows 10. Although it's not perfect, it offers more features and a more modern interface. In addition, Windows 10 is more secure because it upgrades twice a year to avoid malware attacks, which plays a very good protective role.

Note: Upgrading your operating system to Windows 10 may be troublesome and you may lose data, so it is necessary to back up important files in advance during the upgrade process.
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