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Windows 10 Migration: How Are You Impacted?

By now, you are probably very familiar with Microsoft Windows software for PC. As a world leader in technology, Microsoft’s products are seemingly unavoidable, but how much do people really know about the difference between the updates? Windows 7 is reaching its End of Life (EOL) on January 14, 2020, so it is highly recommended to make the switch over to Windows 10 to avoid any issues.

Starting on this date, Windows 7 will no longer offer the same level of support that was provided in the past. This change could greatly affect your business capabilities because in order to stay compliant with strict security rules and regulations, your organization will need to update your servers.

If your company is still running Windows 7, you are not alone. In fact, many personal computers and even large-scale deployments in corporate offices are still using this older programming. While Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 in 2015, extended support is officially coming to an end in 2020. If you don’t want to switch over, it isn’t required, but it will leave you susceptible to cyber-attacks and malware threats that would be preventable with Windows 10. Additionally, Windows 7 add-on support can cost up to $350 per device and is expected to increase in price each year.

In case you aren’t quite convinced, here are the top reasons why you should migrate to Windows 10:

1. Added Security

The downside of using expired Windows software means that it’ll be much less secure and slower. Windows 10 provides an extra level of protection from viruses and threats and you’ll be sure to stay up to date with updates that roll out automatically as soon as they are available.

2. Creative Opportunity

A big draw to Windows 10 is that it was built to aid your creative efforts and make productivity a priority. With additional apps and capabilities, Windows 10 works especially well with the optimized, modern PCs currently on the market.

3. Compatibility

As many make the switch over to Windows 10, additional devices may no longer be compatible in conjunction with Windows 7. While we can’t speak for everyone, we can assure you that all current Ambir scanners models are compatible with Windows 10. The switch over will not affect your scanning usage in any way.

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