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

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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.

If businesses haven't upgraded to a more recent OS by the time support is withdrawn, they face the prospect of having to pay Microsoft for extended support, which will get more expensive over time.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.

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.

Tim Danton

Tim Danton is editor-in-chief of PC Pro, the UK's biggest selling IT monthly magazine. He specialises in reviews of laptops, desktop PCs and monitors, and is also author of a book called The Computers That Made Britain.

You can contact Tim directly at editor@pcpro.co.uk.