You might have heard whispers, but probably not: One of Microsoft’s least loved operating systems, Windows Vista, is now unsupported.
What does all that mean? That means if you have a computer running Windows Vista then as of April of this year, that computer is not safe for internet browsing!
When Microsoft releases a new version of Windows (ie. Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 10) it’s not here to stay forever. They continue to receive updates for about ten years, and then support permanently ends.
By support I mean security updates, which is why it’s dangerous to browse online or check email with an outdated operating system. Your computer is much more likely to get infected or hacked.
If you still have a computer running Windows Vista (Or Windows server 2007) being used in your home or organization then your network needs to be optimized and is a security risk.
Upgrading and transferring your files to a newer operating system like Windows 7 or Windows 10 is likely the best course of action. This will probably require a new computer as well, and we recommend letting us build you a custom computer for your specific needs. Alternatively you can ask us what refurbished computers we have available.
There are some instances where you might still be running an outdated system because of old, outdated proprietary software. Sometimes there are workarounds we can help you with, but other times it calls for a re-evaluation of your requirements and solutions.
As your technology consultants we want to help you figure out the best way to optimize your data and technology so you can focus on what you do best.
If you are already a regular My Computer Bytes client then we have most likely already optimized your network to have the most ideal operating system setup for your organization. If you have never had us audit your network before, drop in or give us a call at 405-245-3669!