Microsoft has now suggested that users who still use the old system should upgrade as soon as possible.Windows10 system to avoid potential security risks. Kollective, an enterprise software company, recently conducted a surprising survey of Windows 7 usage among more than 200 IT employees in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Nearly 1/5 of large companies still use the Windows 7 system. Although many organizations have started the migration process, Kollective believes it will take years to complete the migration and will not be able to complete the migration before support stops on January 14, 2020. Last year, however, Microsoft announced an extended security update to Windows 7, (ESU), until January 2023. However, the Windows 7 ESU will be charged by the number of devices, and the price will double every year.
Dan Vetras, chief executive of Kollective, said: "it took some large companies three years to move the entire system to the new operating system during the migration from Windows XP. Now, many companies need to complete the migration in less than December. Companies that did not start the migration ahead of time had to pay extra fees, of which the largest organization in the survey had to pay $1 million in the first year to continue to use the Windows 7 system safely. "