Have you upgraded your business computers from Windows 7 to Windows 10 yet? If not, you should strongly consider it. Windows 7 is used by over 70% of businesses globally, and support will end January 2020. Once it does, over 70% of businesses will be vulnerable to ransomware, malware, and other cyber attacks. Here are 5 reasons why you should upgrade now to Windows 10.
Windows 10 Can Help Prevent Ransomware
After January 2020, any computer running Windows 7 or older will be vulnerable to ransomware attacks. Fortunately, Windows 10 has added features that makes it harder for ransomware to damage users’ documents and sensitive data. This feature enables users to whitelist, approve, or deny which apps can change or access files saved in documents, music, pictures, videos, and desktop.
Windows 10 Has Better Malware Protection
Available features for Windows 10 will quarantine and remove malware on your business computer if detected. Other Windows 10 tools can detect, block, and quarantine malicious programs like zero-day cyber attacks. In addition to improving security, upgrading to Windows 10 can isolate infected computers on your business network.
Windows 10 Has Safer Web Surfing
Upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise or Professional and you can use the Edge browser inside a virtual machine. If a computer accidentally contracts malware visiting malicious websites, it won’t be able to damage the computer or the network while web surfing inside the virtual machine.
More Efficient Updates For Windows 10
Upgrade to Windows 10 and get the Windows Update tool to significantly streamline the annoying update process. The Unified Update Platform (UUP) identifies new necessary changes to Windows 10 and only downloads those updates. No more waiting forever to download large packages.
According to Microsoft, the UUP can reduce the download size of Windows updates by 35%, which spares computer storage space for a faster update install.
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Windows 10 Is Faster
Another reason to upgrade to Windows 10 is the faster startup. This is one of the best things that Microsoft has done for the Windows operating system. There are tons of comparison videos showing how Windows 8.1 and 10 start up faster on an Apple Mac than OS X. When compared to Windows 7, the new Windows 10 is noticeably much faster.
Many of these Windows 10 improvements require proper activation and configuration to be effective. If you are looking to upgrade to Windows 10 for your business, give TechKnowledgey a try. We have more than 10 years experience handling computer installs and upgrades for businesses all over Michiana. Call or chat with us now!