Microsoft Germany has warned users of Windows 7 that their systems do “not meet the requirements of modern technology”. The company has said users should be looking to upgrade to Windows 10.
The Head of Microsoft Germany, Markus Nitschke, is urging customers to not wait until the last minute to upgrade in a bid to avoid the issues users had when Microsoft stopped supporting XP. Microsoft has stated that Windows 7 support will end in the next three years.
“Today, [Windows 7] does not meet the requirements of modern technology, nor the high-security requirements of IT departments. As early as in Windows XP, we saw that companies should take early steps to avoid future risks or costs,” he said.
Users originally had an opportunity to upgrade to Windows 10 for free but that offer has since elapsed, so now users and companies will have to fork over the money.
“Windows 7 can no longer keep up with the increased security requirements,” added the company in the blog post. users
Microsoft is clearly trying to push users onto Windows 10 after far fewer people made the upgrade than expected. Windows 7 still has 47% of the Microsoft user base.