Microsoft recommends PCs like Surface for 400 million Windows 7 users


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Since Microsoft announced the end of support for the Windows 7 system, it has been under attack by fans. It’s already the deadline day. However, Microsoft has released a full page of instructions for users. The company suggests that users switch to the latest Windows 10 devices such as Surface.

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Microsoft recommends buying a new Windows 10 device

Microsoft suggests to Windows 7 users that they are better off buying a new PC than upgrading their existing equipment.

For most Windows 7 users, it is recommended to use a new device migrated to Windows 10 Pro. Surface devices are faster, lighter, more powerful and more secure, and their average price is significantly lower than the average price eight years ago.

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Microsoft also pointed out that some parts and drivers may not work properly. Thus, it does not recommend an upgrade of Windows 7 computers to Windows 10. The good news is that Windows 10 comes with basic drivers. This means that you may boot into Windows normally. However, you cannot use proprietary hardware or other features, such as an SD card reader or a fingerprint scanner. These features are maintained by the OEM. They do not release new drivers for old Windows 7 laptops / PCs.

We recommend that you do not install Windows 10 on older devices. This is because some Windows 7 devices are not compatible with Windows 10. In addition, feature availability is lower.

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Microsoft customers can continue to use Windows 7

According to Microsoft, users can continue to use Windows 7 after the end of support. However, there will be no protection. That is, there will be no new security vulnerability patches.

You can continue to use Windows 7, but after the end of support, your PC will be more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Windows will continue to be up and running, but you will no longer receive software updates. This includes security updates from Microsoft…

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Presently, nearly 400 million users are still on Windows 7. They will have to buy a new Windows 10 device. That is if they choose to follow Microsoft’s recommendation. However, they have the option of upgrading the device to Windows 10 before tomorrow. This is to avoid a security breach. 

So, ideally, they will need to buy a new Windows 10 device or upgrade their device to Windows 10 within the next 24 hours. After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide support services for Windows 7 systems.

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