Upgrading to Windows 10 Made Easy In 3 Simple Steps
Are you or your business still using devices running the Windows 7 operating system? This popular OS will no longer be supported by Microsoft as of January 14th, 2020. This means it will no longer receive the security updates, software patches or support that you receive with every supported Microsoft OS. While this does not mean that we sill stop monitoring these devices for our customers, we in partnership with Microsoft highly recommend that Windows 7 devices be upgraded to the Windows 10 OS or be transitioned out for newer, supported hardware immediately.
While end-of-support may sound scary and should be treated as a high-priority issue until all your Windows 7 devices have been upgraded; that does not mean that it is a hard move. Making the transition to Windows 10 can be accomplished in 3 simple steps.
1. Assess your hardware
The first step in making the transition to Windows 10 is to assess if your devices are still running Windows 7 by completing a hardware asset report. We run these reports monthly for our customers to provide an at-a-glace overview of their devices, operating systems, warranty status and more.
2. Make a plan
Depending on whether your existing hardware meets the requirements to be upgraded to Windows 10 or if you’ll need to purchase or lease new, Windows 10 compatible devices, we’ll help you develop a transition or upgrade plan based on your budget and priorities.
3. Upgrade or buy
The best way to experience Windows 10 is on a new, Windows 10 compatible PC, but if you choose to keep your device and just update the OS, you can purchase a full version of Windows 10 directly from Microsoft. Infotect manages this process for our customers from project assessment to execution. We’ll deploy your new Windows 10 devices or manage the process of upgrading your old devices for you.
Upgrading to Windows 10 doesn’t need to be a daunting task, even if you don’t have a Managed Services Provider like Infotect to manage your upgrade project. The bottom line is that you should plan on making the transition before January 2020 to avoid a situation where you lose data or fall victim to malware simply because you were using an outdated and un-patched system.
To learn more about the features of Windows 10 and to download your free Windows 7 End-of-Support checklist, visit our Windows 10 page. Contact us today if you’d like us to manage your transition to Windows 10.