Official support for Windows 7 will end on January 2020, but research shows that many users are not going to give up this OS. Kollective analyzed the market and came to the conclusion that companies are simply not ready to abandon the system that was released 10 years ago.
According to the latest data, about 35% of all computers in the world are still running Windows 7. The company Kollective conducted a study, the results of which 96% of enterprises have already started the transition to Windows 10, but many of them are unlikely to have time to complete this process until January 2020, when the official support of the "seven" will stop.
Kollective experts note that there are many factors that slow down the process of transition of companies to the modern version of Windows. One of the most important is the compatibility problem. At the same time, Microsoft claims that 99% of the software for Windows 7 is fully supported by Windows 10.
The study also found that 79% of organizations do not install updates immediately after they are released, but instead wait until Microsoft starts to "force" update computers. Companies fear that updates may disrupt their normal operation. In addition, 53% of respondents said they wait at least a month before installing OS updates, even if the patches include critical security fixes.
Microsoft promises to continue to offer user support for Windows 7 after January 2020, but this service will already be paid. Companies will have to pay $ 50 for each device on Windows 7 in the first year after the official support, and in the second year, the fee will rise to $100.