Title: Sorry for your loss: Windows 10 End of Life

Microsoft has announced that it will cease support for Windows 10 in 2025. While this may seem like a distant event, planning is essential now to ensure a smooth transition for your business. Here is why:

  1. End of Support: Microsoft will no longer provide security updates, patches, or technical assistance for Windows 10 after its end-of-support date. This means that any vulnerabilities or issues discovered after October 2025 will not be addressed unless you are willing to pay an additional fee for each license, leaving your systems potentially exposed to security threats.
  2. Cost-Effective Solution: Rather than paying to upgrade individual licenses on older equipment, it is worth considering that new equipment nearing or past the recommended lifecycle will come with Windows 11 already installed. This can provide a cost-effective solution by combining hardware and software upgrades into a single investment.
  3. Data Security: Operating systems play a critical role in safeguarding your data and maintaining the overall security of your IT infrastructure. Without regular updates and support, your organization could become more vulnerable to cyberattacks, malware, and other security breaches.
  4. Compliance Requirements: Many industries have specific regulatory requirements regarding the use of supported software versions. Failure to comply with these regulations could result in fines, penalties, or other legal consequences for your business.
  5. Future Compatibility: As technology evolves, newer software applications and hardware devices may require a more recent operating system to function optimally. Continuing to use Windows 10 beyond its end-of-support date could limit your ability to leverage the latest innovations and features in the future.

We understand that upgrading your computer equipment is a significant decision that requires careful consideration. However, we urge you to start planning for the transition to a supported operating system sooner rather than later to mitigate risks and ensure business continuity.

At River Run, we are here to support you throughout this process. Whether you need assistance evaluating your current IT infrastructure, planning your upgrade strategy, or implementing the necessary changes, our team is ready to help.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your operating system upgrade. Your security and peace of mind are our top priorities, and we are committed to helping you navigate this transition smoothly.



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