There’s a Security Risk Involved in Using Windows 7; Microsoft Claims
According to Microsoft’s Marketing Chief Chris Capossela; there is a security risk involved in using Windows 7 and users should jump to Windows 10 as soon as possible.
During the latest Windows Weekly Podcast; Capossela said that Microsoft worries about customers using 10 years old operating system due to security risks, viruses, and compatibility issues:
We do worry when people are running an operating system that’s 10 years old that the next printer they buy isn’t going to work well, or they buy a new game, they buy Fallout 4, a very popular game, and it doesn’t work on a bunch of older machines. And so, as we are pushing our ISV (Independent Software Vendor) and hardware partners to build great new stuff that takes advantage of Windows 10 that obviously makes the old stuff really bad and not to mention viruses and security problems.
Capossela further added that it is crucial to end Windows fragmentation and get the consumers to a safe platform. He continued that Microsoft will do everything to force consumer to make the upgrade:
We think every machine that is capable of running Windows 10 we should be doing everything we possibly can to get people to move to Windows 10…We are going to try to find that right balance, but we just know there’s a lot of people out there who constantly kick the can down the street without a little bit more of a, frankly, a push.
And so, there’s no doubt with a base as big as ours, it is hard to move anyone to a new model without angering some people. We don’t want to anger anybody, but we do feel a responsibility to get people to a much better place, and Windows 10 is a much better place than Windows 7. We will always give you a way out, but we’re trying to find the right threat balance.
To be honest, I did upgrade to Windows 10 followed by reverting back to Windows 7 and has yet to come across anything bad. Moreover, Microsoft is going to provide Windows 7 support till 2020 and every Windows 10 security update will also release on Windows 7 as well.
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