The time is coming soon when Microsoft will no longer offer support for Windows 7 users. While Windows 7 users may have justifiable reasons to not upgrade to Windows 10, there are equally solid reasons to consider making the move to the current OS.
According to NetMarketShare.com, of all the Windows active operation systems Windows 7 is still leading Windows 10 three years after the latter was released. As measured by Internet activity from September 2017 to 2018, over 42% of users still connect online compared to just under 35% for Windows 10 users.
You can understand some reluctance of people or companies not wanting to upgrade, but now that Windows 10 has settled in and vastly improved after its many iterations, what is still holding 10-adverse users from making the leap to the latest and greatest? Here are the pros and cons or staying with 7 and pros and cons of going with 10.
Do You Really Have Software and Hardware Compatibility Issues?
The changes that Windows 10 requires have had many of the Windows 7 holdouts claiming, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”.
Windows 7 has accumulated hundreds, if not thousands of third-party apps and proprietary in-house software. In addition, many of the 16-bit apps from previous versions of Windows are still accommodated in Windows 7. Few of any of these apps work in Windows 10 or do so with issues. Maintaining legacy software is the main reason Windows 7 users (and mostly by corporate users) have not upgraded. Likewise, unavailable, updated hardware drivers for legacy peripherals have also kept many users from moving to 10.