Windows 7 FAQ’s

Is Your Business still running on Windows 7? Time is running out to upgrade.

Q: We are a small business (25 employees) and have a few computers still running on Windows 7. They cannot be upgraded because they are running software incompatible with Windows 10. Are there any options for keeping these computers without sacrificing security?

A: The short answer is no. If your machine is running Windows 7, your PC may become more vulnerable to security risks. it’s probably time for an upgrade.

Q: I realize we need to move off of Windows 7. What are my options?

It’s important that you upgrade to a modern operating system such as Windows 10, which can provide the latest security updates to help keep you and your data safer. For most Windows 7 users, moving to a new device with Windows 10 is the recommended path forward. Today’s PCs are faster, lightweight, and extremely more powerful and secure.

Q: What will happen if continue to use Windows 7?

It’s not a question of if your PC will become compromised, it’s when. In additional to the security risks, not upgrading to a modern OS will lead to an extremely frustrating user experience.

Q: What are the minimum system requirements of Windows 10?

According to Microsoft, here’s what it takes to upgrade to Windows 10 on your PC or tablet:

  • Software: Windows 7 SP1
  • Processor: 1GHz or faster processor
  • RAM: 1GB for 32-bit or 2GB for 64-bit
  • Hard disk space: 16GB for 32-bit OS or 20GB for 64-bit OS
  • Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
  • Display: 800 x 600 resolution

Q: Are there other products our business may be using that are EOL (End of Life)?

Below are some notable products which have reached EOL:

  • Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2
  • Office 2010
  • SharePoint Server 2010

Here is a full list of Microsoft products reaching EOL in 2020.

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