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Windows 7 will no longer be supported by Microsoft after January 14, 2020.As we’ve mentioned before, after January 14th, 2020, Microsoft it will no longer support Windows 7. Most of our customers are already using Windows 10, but we’ve heard concerns from some customers who are not happy about the Windows 7 expiration. Many have been influenced by what they’re reading about Windows 10 on the internet. As the saying goes, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. With that in mind, let’s address some of the objections to upgrading form Windows 7 to Windows 10.

I have been reading reviews and so many people hate Windows 10. Some say it’s buggy.

Windows 10 was first released in 2015. So it’s a stable operating that’s been around for four years. There have already been several “builds” that have improved on the original release. If you’re reading reports of problems with Windows 10, check the age. And also check the source. There is no such thing as a universally loved operating system.
We have hundreds of customers using Windows 10, and we use it internally on all of our computers (except for one Mac). In terms of file sharing, features, and reliability, it is superior to Windows 7.

I am concerned about having to learn a new operating system when Windows 7 expires.

Windows 10 does have some new features, but aside from some cosmetic differences, there isn’t anything in the interface that is radically different from Windows 7. If you’re using Windows 7, you will most likely be comfortable using Windows 10.

Maybe I should just switch to Linux instead of upgrading to Windows 10.

if you are worried about getting used to Windows 10, then you should stay far away from Linux, as it will take a lot more getting used to than Windows 10 will. There’s also the problem of finding hardware drivers and compatible versions of the software you use. For these reasons, while Linux is a great, free operating system, it is not the panacea many imagine.

Windows 7 End-of-Life is just another way for Microsoft to wring more money out of its customers.

Many have argued that Microsoft is a greedy monopolistic corporation that has engaged in anti-competitive practices and outright thievery from practically the beginning of its existence. (Disclaimer: We’re not saying that’s true. We’re just reporting what others have said.) True or not, the reality is that Microsoft has to spend money continually providing updates and patches for Windows 7. Given that Windows 7 is ten years old, it doesn’t make sense to support it indefinitely, any more than it would make sense for Toyota to warranty its cars for ten years.

Conclusion

Windows 7 won’t be patched after expiration, so it won’t be secure. To protect our customers, we will not support Windows 7 computers after Microsoft support expires, because it’s not safe. We are confident that, rather than trying to resolve issues with an outdated, vulnerable operating system, our customers will be better off with the latest software.

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