Back in 2015, Windows 10 was quickly adopted across multiple industries and markets. However, this wasn’t true for everyone. A significant number of organizations and people still rely on Windows 7 and never purchased or installed Windows 10. A substantial portion of workforces rarely put much thought into the operating system they’re using and only notice problems when they interrupt their workflow.
This line of thinking is nothing to be ashamed of and just comes from focusing on running and growing your business. The issue is that soon Microsoft will begin dropping services and Windows updates for its older operating system. Some might think, “What’s the big deal? I have all the tech I need. I won’t need to download any updates.” The bad news is this end of service will have an effect, but the consequences will come from the outside.
Under typical support, Microsoft would be working to stop any intrusion into your operating system. As new threats emerged, they would install an update to prevent it from happening again. Without the continued support for Windows 7, hackers and malicious software will work even harder to exploit the vulnerabilities that aren’t already protected.