3 Options After Windows 7 Support Ends
How to prepare for Windows 7 End of Life? In this video, we will take a look at what your options are after Windows 7 Support ends on January 14th 2020. So will my PC stop working after this date? NO..but your PC will become more vulnerable to Malware, Ransomware and Hackers without regular security windows updates and security patches.
Use extended security updates option offered by Microsoft or Unplugged Internet
Microsoft will stop providing security updates for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020 unless you use there extended security updates option.
* The first year will cost $50 per device.
* The second year will cost $100 per device.
* The third year will cost $200 per device.
These costs set out by Microsoft are absolute madness, but it is a lifeline with a added three more years of extended security updates given to businesses with idea that it will help them upgrade old hardware and software. Companies have the options to unplugged the internet and continue to use Windows 7 safely, but some computers may need internet, so this might not be a option for everyone.
Upgrade or Replace your old Windows 7 PC
This is not as easy as it sounds for a business. The cost to upgrade every computer is a expensive thing to do. companies will have no choice but to upgrade there old ageing hardware and software to Windows 10 at some point. They could extend for another 3 years, but that would cost more than the upgrade itself in the long run. Buy new computers is also not as easy as it seems, with some old software which company’s use, might not be compatible with Windows 10 and the software and licencing can be very expensive to upgrade for small businesses.
Its not as hard as people make out and could be a option for home users, but for businesses? I am not so sure. For a company to rollout to Linux would by a nightmare, they would have to have a learning program put in place for there users, the software they use might not be compatible with Linux. So unless companies are will to convert to Linux fully, I am not sure its a viable option for a business to install Linux. Some companies will have software that they must use and users will be trained and skilled in that software, so to install Linux and retrain all the staff on new software would be a nightmare. Maybe some small business might be OK with Linux if they don’t need certain software support like Adobe etc
Windows 7 support will end on January 14, 2020
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