Published: Tue, January 14, 2020
Tech | By Anita Cain

99% Of Windows 7 Apps Compatible With Windows 10

99% Of Windows 7 Apps Compatible With Windows 10

Post that, Windows 7 users will be deprived of any security updates or important software patch required to fix the new vulnerabilities being discovered every now and then.

Windows 10 is a very good operating system, but despite Microsoft initially offering it as a free upgrade, many users were reluctant to switch from Windows 7, and it's easy to understand why.

Hackers exploited weaknesses in unpatched versions of Windows 7, as well as to a lesser extent the earlier Windows XP, which Microsoft had stopped supporting.

"To ensure users do not fall victim to cybercrime related to Windows 7, users should seek an update immediately to ensure they're supported by a system that is supported with security updates".

Mainstream support for Windows 7 ended in 2015.

We recommend that you don't install Windows 10 on an older device, as some Windows 7 devices are not compatible with Windows 10 or could experience reduced feature availability.
Some initial confusion around Windows 10's licensing and the Windows-as-a-service model also discouraged enterprises to move on from an established Windows 7 environment.

However, a startup sound can easily be enabled in Windows 10, and it doesn't take more than just a few clicks to do it.

Microsoft explains: "All PCs that are more than four years old can cost you more than you realize".

Fifth, the setup window will ask users if they want to keep apps and files or not.

"We would urge those using the software after the deadline to replace unsupported devices as soon as possible, to move sensitive data to a supported device, and not to use them for tasks like accessing bank and other sensitive accounts". "They should also consider accessing email from a different device".

Microsoft promised to support Windows 7 and after January 14, 2020, but only the paid upgrades, which can afford only a commercial organization, the transition to Windows 10 which are hard or technically impossible. Microsoft will stop providing free security updates for the software on Tuesday.

"The user is not always able to upgrade without voiding the warranty", said Mr Ferguson.

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