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Migrating from Windows 7

Security Risks, Advantages of Windows 10 & Options

7 End of Life is happening on January 14, 2020 >> Read More

Here is what you need to know for your migration options, Windows 7 security risks, and advantages of Windows 10:


Upgrade hardware

  • Keep computer, if less than 3 years old
  • May have upgrades available based on the original purchase
  • Windows 10 requirement checklist >> Click to Download


Alternative, Not Recommended

  • Stay with Windows 7
  • Pay for Extended Security Updates (ESU) – starting at $25 per device and doubling each year

Security Risks if you don’t migrate

  • No security updates
  • No bug fixes
  • No tech support
  • No compatibility with current software

The biggest risk is users not being willing to change >> READ MORE

Example: Wannacry

  • May 2017 – worldwide cyberattack by WannaCry ransomware cryptoworm
  • Targeted computers running Microsoft
  • Spread from organizations that had not applied released patches, using older Windows systems past EOL
  • Stopped within a few days due to emergency patches
  • Estimated affected more than 200,000 computers across 150 countries
  • Total damages ranging from hundreds of millions to billions of dollars

Read more about security risks >>

Advantages of Windows 10 + Server 2019

Windows 10

  • Security – advanced threat protection**
  • Faster start up
  • Seamless experience across devices
  • You can adjust the many settings to be similar to Windows 7

**Only as efficient as you let it be using recommended Microsoft settings

Server 2019

  • Security
  • Simplified
  • Server Management

Licensing, Models & More

  • As complex as ever
  • Don’t try to figure it out on your own

Don’t wait until January 14, 2020, to secure your business technology. Reach out to us at CommWest today to avoid vulnerabilities.

Schedule your complimentary Network Analysis today!

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