What Changed with the Windows 10 Update?

Cybersecurity | November 27, 2019

The Windows 10 Update

Are you considering the Windows 10 update? The clock is ticking as the Windows 7 end of life date approaches on January 14th, 2020. Microsoft has been encouraging all its users to upgrade to Windows 10 for the past few years now.

Here Are the Facts

Any operating system with an end of life status has an increased risk of spreading malware because it is no longer receiving security updates and patches from developers. Moving to Windows 10 offers better security and higher performance.

Change Is a Good Thing

Have questions regarding the Windows 10 update? We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions users have about the upgrade to Windows 10.


When should I complete the Windows 10 update?

To ensure your system is secure, you should update to Windows 10 before Windows 7 support ends on January 14th, 2020. The sooner, the better! This will help you avoid security breaches and the risk of supply/demand if you need to upgrade any old devices in the process.

Will I need to upgrade any of my hardware in order to use Windows 10?

If your answer is “yes” to any of the following questions, you should inquire about updating your hardware before your Windows 10 update.

  1. Are the PCs in your environment older than 3 years?
  2. Are you running out of storage on your PCs?
  3. Do your devices have less than 8 GB of RAM?

Will my applications still work with Windows 10?

Most of the applications that were designed for earlier versions of Windows will work on Windows 10. The only time you may run into issues is with older/custom applications.

What will happen to my data when I launch the Windows 10 update?

Your data will be safe and sound when upgrading to Windows 10. As with any operating system update, we do encourage you to back up your data beforehand.

What’s different about Windows 10?

Don’t fear the switch to Windows 10! There are not a lot of changes to the platform’s overall user functionality. Windows 10 is a great blend of Windows 7 & 8 and is more secure, faster, and performs better on tablets and touch screen devices.

What happens if I wait until after January 14th to upgrade to Windows 10? 

If you wait after Windows 7 reaches end of life to upgrade, you are susceptible to significant security vulnerabilities in the unpatched OS. Microsoft has been talking about Windows 7’s security risks for years now. This is giving hackers a huge advantage to prepare for its expiration and research all the possible vulnerabilities.  

Can EMPIST Help Me with My Windows 10 Update?

EMPIST is a Managed Service Provider that has streamlined the Windows 10 migration process to make it as painless as possible for businesses. Let us access your current environment’s needs to make sure your hardware is primed, and your data is properly backed up.

Then, we will schedule your in-place or remote Windows 10 migration around a timeframe that works best for you. After the migration is complete, EMPIST will monitor your systems to confirm the upgrade was successful.

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