Windows 7 is no longer secure

Windows 7 stops receiving updates today, so it will be more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Here’s what to do if you’re still using it.

windows 7 ya no recibe actualizaciones

As of January 14, 2020, the Windows 7 operating system stops receiving updates, which means that security holes discovered from now on will not be patched.

In this way, cybercriminals will find this operating system a target for their attacks. According to Net MarketShare figures, Windows 7 is still the second most used version on computers today (32.74%), only behind Windows 10 (47.65%) and even surpassing MAC and Linux.

Users who still use Windows 7 on their computers should consider upgrading to the latest version of Microsoft. Since it will be the only way to remain protected against the types of malware that use security holes to sneak into devices.

How to upgrade to Windows 10 for free?

When Microsoft released Windows 10, it set a free period to access this version if you had 7, 8 or 8.1. However, it is no longer possible to do so since July 29, Moreover, the activation servers that swap out licenses older versions for Windows 10 are still active. Thus, we can download it from the official website and update our computer without the slightest problem.

To carry out this process, we must take into account that it only works with original licenses and that the new version will be linked to the computer we have updated. It will not be transferable to other computers.

Another way to access Windows 10 for free is through its program, Insider. This program is used by the company to test the new versions of its operating system, so when we become Insiders what we will have on our computer will be beta versions. That is, not stable. They could contain some errors, so this program is more suitable for advanced users.