Time is up for Windows 7: How do you migrate to Windows 10?

Even if you think you're ready, there are hidden problems that could trip you up

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There's a looming problem on the horizon, which is going to cause a lot of headaches for businesses if they're not prepared. The issue in question? Microsoft will officially end support for Windows 7 in January 2020, meaning that businesses have less than a year to prepare their migration strategies for upgrading their business devices to a newer, supported version of Microsoft's OS.

When Windows 7 reaches End-Of-Life, it'll likely affect a lot of businesses. Windows 7 still runs on around a quarter of UK desktop PCs, according to StatCounter. It's unknown how many of those are business machines as opposed to personal devices, but it's likely to be a significant number.

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If businesses haven't upgraded to a more recent OS by the time support is withdrawn, they face the prospect of having to pay Microsoft for extended support, which will get more expensive over time. A much more cost-effective solution is to ensure that you've got a strategy in place to migrate your Windows 7 desktops to Windows 10, ensuring that you're future-proofed for as long as possible.

If you want to know more about the best way to ensure a smooth and painless Windows 7 migration, you can catch up with our on-demand webinar on 'The Windows 7 clock is ticking: what should you do next?'

What can you expect?

The webinar explores the practical options available: do you upgrade, replace or virtualise? We'll discuss the security risks of delaying your migration and find out how it's affecting businesses right now. 

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It also explains how you can migrate to Windows 10 without disrupting your employee's productivity.

The webinar includes input from experts including PC Pro Editor-in-Chief Tim Danton, HP's Michael Pope, Microsoft's Christian Cornazzani, and migration specialist Robert Neuschul.

Watch the webinar online for free here.



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