Goodbye to Windows 7 support
Microsoft announced a while ago that today January 14, 2020, Windows 7 support would end. After more than 10 years in the market is not bad. Together with Windows XP they have been the longest and best accepted versions, although the current one of Windows 10 is also really good.
Than Microsoft is no longer technical support to the system It means that there will be no additional update that can solve future problems or cover security flaws. Therefore, although you will be able to continue using the equipment in the same way you did these days ago, you should consider when to upgrade to a more recent version.
Likewise, if you are Windows 7 Professional or Business users, you should know that the company will give a period of extended support that will last until 2023. Of course, it will be a payment option and is designed so that companies where the system is implemented have extra time to perform the migration or equipment changes. Although you do not trust, because as the years go by the cost of such support will increase.
Options to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10
If you want to forget about it and be sure that you will be receiving the appropriate security updates, it is best to update your Windows 7 device. What options do you have? Well, Microsoft gives two very simple:
- If you have a team with less than three years, make the leap to Windows 10. The problem with this option is that the license of Windows 10 one is precisely economical to say. The normal version costs about 150 euros, and if you go to the professional or for work stations it goes up much more.
- The second option is that you directly forget about that PC if you are already your age and you Buy a new one. It is not bad idea, because for about 300 or 400 euros you can have a more capable PC for most daily tasks. And you would already have your own Windows 10 license. Although it probably doesn’t convince you much. If for some reason you consider it, watch out for new offers, because from time to time there are interesting equipment at a good price.
Therefore, you can choose to download the disk image of Windows 10 and install the system without activating it. This implies having a sign at all times that the installation is not activated, also not being able to customize certain aspects, but to give you a margin it is a good idea and you can use the system without major problems. And is that the notices for not being activated are much less invaded than years ago.
The last option is more for somewhat more users on Internet issues. There is a way to get licenses from Windows 10 legally at a lower cost. They are licenses that are bought by volumes for educational or business environments, IT departments do not use all of them and there are those who sell them. But as I say, it is an option that you must make with knowledge of cause to avoid problems.
Anyway, the most important thing is not to panic. Upgrading from Windows 7 to a newer version is necessary, but not so urgent as to do it today. How he does it will have to be decided by you. And as they said in Softzone, what you have to avoid is that they take advantage of the situation.