Microsoft to end support of Windows 7: 3 things to know

Hospitals and health systems that continue to run their computers on Windows 7 may be left vulnerable when Microsoft ends its support for the operating system on Jan. 14, according to Forbes.

Here are three things to know:

1. Up until 2016, Microsoft offered users to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. While this offer officially has ended, many Microsoft users say upgrades can still be made at no cost.

2. One reason many Windows 7 users have avoided upgrading is because the operating system is known to be stable.

3. Hospitals and health systems also may have wanted to avoid the cost and time of upgrading hundreds of computers in their network to Windows 10.

To learn about how to upgrade to Windows 10, click here.

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