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People are still using Windows 7

Last year, we found that according to NetMarketShare, 40.86% of people were still using Windows 7 as their desktop/laptop operating system in 2018, with only 36.37% using the latest Windows 10.

Since then there has been an increase in Windows 10 users, and by December 2019 NetMarketShare states that 54.62% of people are now using the latest Windows operating system. However, it also states that just over a quarter (26.64%) of desktop and laptop users were still using Windows 7 by the end of 2019, one month before the Windows 7 EOL deadline.

Windows 7 still works, but should you carry on using it?

Although Microsoft have now ended their support for Windows 7, the operating system does still work on devices, but with no support in place and therefore no more security fixes, this leaves machines vulnerable to security risks such as Ransomware.

With online data security being more important than ever before, it is crucial for public & private sectors to keep their devices and software up to date.

Upgrading to Windows 10

As recommended by Microsoft themselves, people who are still using Windows 7 should consider upgrading to Windows 10 – Microsoft’s latest, most powerful and secure operating system, which offers an array of features fit for all types of businesses and organisations.

Windows 10 provides:

  • Intelligent security – Protecting against threats and attacks.
  • Simplified updates – Monthly updates guarantees the latest features and protection.
  • Flexible management – On-premises or cloud based device management.
  • Enhanced productivity – Modern tools and features to help with collaboration and efficiency.
  • Simplicity and familiarity – Reflecting the Windows 7 operating system people know and love (as Microsoft say – Same story. New chapter).

As the usage requirements for all organisations are unique, Microsoft have catered to all requirements with a range of different Windows 10 operating systems, each offering different features. Such as Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Education and Windows 10 Enterprise

Upgrading with Stone

At Stone, we are a Microsoft Gold Partner and hold the Gold Windows and Devices competency, which enables us to help you upgrade to Windows 10.

To help you get the most out of your upgrade, our dedicated staff will listen to your requirements and advise on which version of Windows 10 will be the best fit for your organisation.

From consultation to installation, licensing services to software training, we can provide a complete personalised service that best suits you.

If you’d like to upgrade to Windows 10 or want to find out more about how we can help you to upgrade, contact us here.

Contact one of our account managers today