Are you still running Windows 7? If so, Microsoft will officially end support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. Another reason you should upgrade as soon as possible.
Microsoft has been urging users to upgrade to Windows 10 for some time now. This is vital since many security upgrades, productivity and feature enhancements are not available in the older Windows 7 OS.
“After 10 years, support for Windows 7 is coming to an end on January 14, 2020,” Microsoft said in the announcement and FAQ page.
Beyond that date, devices running Windows 7 will no longer be able to get security patches to address vulnerabilities.
Users running systems with older operating systems like Windows 7 will soon be at greater risk of viruses and malware infections. As a result, hackers could compromise your system and steal your data.
Microsoft provides guidance on how to backup your data to prepare for the Windows 10 upgrade. In addition, the company includes tips to find the latest Windows 10 PCs and learn more about the Windows 10 features.
Finally, there any many lessons learned from previous cyber and ransomware attacks. For instance WannaCry, Petya and many others all have targeted older unsupported operating systems.