If you have still got Windows 7 running on your desktop or laptop, it’s time to switch. Microsoft extended its New Year 2020 wishes by saying goodbye to Windows 7 with its beloved 2009 version. Additionally, its free Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus program is not supporting the software either.
And if any system that is supporting Windows 7 is not updated with the latest version will get into trouble through malware attack or any deep-rooted problem in the operating system may arise which further will not get fixed.
According to official release by Microsoft, “Microsoft will not be providing technical support for any issue, software updates, security updates, or any fixes for Windows 7 post-January 14.”
Indeed, this news should not come as a chilling surprise to its users as Microsoft has already shunned mainstream support of Windows 7 way back on January 13, 2015. This lead to stopping all support information for Windows 7 and its warranty claims.
This move is a step towards Microsoft’s one billion device goal, aiming to have the Windows 10 operating system in all one billion devices across the globe.
What does the shift means?
According to NetMarketShare, ⅓ rd. of PCs around the world run with Windows 7. The existing systems will be open to vulnerabilities and thereby due to functions shutting down, Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus program will not allow any of its assistance to help its users.
What risk your machine is due to carry?
As warned by experts, the internet is presently infected by malware. And the systems which have loosened their Windows applications are now open to vulnerabilities and cyber threats. As said by security researchers of Seqrite that currently, most ransomware authors target individual users and devices. This has expected to change in the future, with a projected increase in the number of complex ransomware.
Here, the most dangerous and expected attack which is getting predicted to suffer your existing data and system is web-skimming attacks. Web skimmers such as Magecart has already dysfunction in 2019. And, compromised thousands of websites to deliver skimming codes.
Web-skimmers with self-deleting code ability such as pipka malware expected to gain its prominence in 2020. Additionally, researchers from Kaspersky have predicted that personal information will get breached during the year.
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How to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10?
Here is a simple instruction to follow:
- If you have a license or key to install Windows 10 or upgrading your PC from Windows 7 or 8.1.
- You need to reinstall Windows 10 on a PC, you have already successfully activated Windows 10.
Step-1. Select the download tool, and select Run. You need to be an administrator to run the tool.
Step-2. On the license term page, accept the licenses which the version is offering.
Step-3. On the ‘What do you want to do?’ page, select this PC now and then select ‘Next’.
Step-4. After downloading and installing, the tool will proceed you how you will upgrade your system. Then, all Windows 10 versions will get available when you will select Windows 10.
Step-5. When Windows 10 will be ready to get install, you will see a recap of what you have chosen. Select ‘Changes what you keep’, to set whether you would like to ‘keep personal apps and files’.
Step-6. Save and close all the other data and files which was operation. When done, click install.
Step-7. It might take some time to install Windows 10 and thus your windows will start in a few minutes. Make sure you don’t turn off your PC.
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