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Microsoft recommends that Windows 7 users already to steps

Microsoft recommends that Windows 7 users already to steps

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Microsoft recommends that users with Windows 7 for security reasons to think about switching to Windows 10, even though Windows 7 is still three years supported.

The head of Microsoft Germany Markus Nitschke recommends users and businesses in a message to now, already about to migrate to Windows 10.

Nitschke refers to Windows XP, for which support in april 2014 and stopped. Although for years it was known when support would end, responded to many companies and governments too late. So gave the Dutch government 1.7 billion euros from to XP longer to be able to use.

Windows 7 appeared for the first time in 2009 and is, according to Nitschke, therefore, on a now-outdated foundation has been built. There may be updates, nothing to change, and therefore recommends that the chief users and businesses to move to Windows 10.

More expensive and less safe

By a growth in malware attacks on the safety of the increasingly Windows 7, according to the Microsoft ceo also more expensive for companies to use the system to keep safe. In addition, it offers a lot of new hardware, not support Windows 7.

Windows 7 will continue until 2020 supported, and is currently the most popular version of Windows. According to market researcher NetMarketShare had Windows 7 in december a market share of 48,3 per cent, while Windows 10 at just under 25 percent. Windows XP with a share of 9 percent, moreover, is still in third place.

Users with Windows 7 and 8.1 could up to 29 July 2016 switch for free to Windows 10. Those who have not yet done so to pay now 135 euro for the latest operating system from Microsoft.

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