Windows 10 was introduced in July 2015, which set an end-of-support date of January 2020 for Windows 7. Many users have switched to Windows 10 devices as their computers reached the end of their life cycle, but there are still several Windows 7 machines in use in schools, businesses and homes.
Why Does This Matter?
When a Windows product reaches end-of-support, it no longer receives security patches and updates from Windows. These patches and updates are currently released monthly to Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 computers, and help the computers run efficiently with maximum security. If
Will I like Windows 10?
Many users were startled by the changes between Windows 7 and Windows 8. The changes in Windows 10 bring the operating version back to something that resembles Windows 7. We still have the Start Menu, and items located within the Start Menu are familiar. While there will be new features and learn and discover, the differences will not be great between Windows 7 and Windows 10.
What Are the Benefits of Windows 10?
Windows 10 has beefed up their security with the built-in Microsoft Security Essentials. While this product does catch viruses, malicious software and spyware and is installed free with your Windows 10 computer, we do recommend installing additional security software – especially for business users.
Windows Hello brings biological factored sign-in to your Windows 10 computer. This means that you can use your fingerprint or facial scan to unlock your device, depending on the hardware and model.
Windows 10 also introduces several mobile-friendly traits to help you share content across phones, TVs and other devices. Using the Windows 10 browser, Microsoft Edge, and compatible Microsoft apps with a Microsoft login, you really can use a Windows 10 device as an extension of your Android or iPhone and vice versa.