In less than 20 months, Windows 7 will reach end-of-life status, putting many administrators under a lot of pressure to get their systems up to date with the latest Windows OS. Microsoft will still offer support for Windows 7, but it won’t be free, and the cost of this support may end up being more than you’d like to spend on an outdated OS. Instead, bring all the computers in your network up to date with Windows 10.

Is it really important to update to Windows 10?

Absolutely. There are a number of good reasons for keeping your OS up to date, but here are some of the major ones:

  • Outdated OSs are a cybercriminal’s bread and butter. If you stick with Windows 7, your network will be more vulnerable to harmful cyber attacks.

  • Third-party vendors will also stop supporting updates for Windows 7 soon, leaving your organization vulnerable to multiple threats.

  • Anti-virus software companies will start developing new technologies for the latest OS, and it may not be compatible with an outdated Windows 7 OS.

The longer you wait to update machines running on outdated OSs, the more at risk your organization is. This is why you should update to Windows 10 as soon as you can.

Automating Windows 10 OS deployment

ManageEngine Desktop Central offers the perfect OS deployment solution to fulfill your deployment needs. This add-on is simple, easy to use, and speeds up OS deployment. With this tool, you can configure various settings during imaging and deployment to ensure smooth and secure deployment across thousands of computers.

Desktop Central automates OS deployment using:

  • Online and offline imaging techniques that support imaging of a live system.

  • Customized deployment templates based on your organization’s user roles and departments.

  • Advanced deployment methods, including deployment using a unique authentication passcode.

  • Simplified multicast deployment across various computers and settings to optimize bandwidth.

  • Automatic and manual collection driver repositories that support deployment irrespective of system hardware.

  • Various post-deployment activities like configuring run-time parameters, installing applications, etc.

Deploying the latest OS not only helps you save your systems from critical attacks, it also standardizes the OSs used across your organization, reducing the cost involved in support, training, and system management.

Once you’ve decided to make the move to Windows 10, make sure to use Desktop Central’s OS Deployment add-on so you can easily bring all your systems under the secure umbrella of Windows 10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dixitha Srinivasan
Content Writer