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Microsoft will end support for Windows 7 operating system in 2020 and the majority of UK authorities haven’t yet started the migration to Windows 10, with more than 17% of the councils haven’t even planned out the Windows 10 migration.

The report from Cloudhouse claims that only 1 percent of the authorities (councils) have updated their systems to Windows 10 to continue getting updates and security patches first. The report is based on a request (Freedom of Information Act) sent to 317 councils in the United Kingdom.

40 percent of the authorities said that haven’t yet upgraded to the new operating system due to a number of issues, one of them is the inability to move apps as they were designed and written for the Windows 7 operating system. The transition of apps to a newer version of Windows was apparently the main reason behind the delay, it’s worth noting that the migration from Windows XP to Windows 10 also had this problem.

The migration from Windows 7 to Windows 10 is easier as the operating systems have similar requirements, unlike Windows XP which also required a hardware upgrade. On the other hand, 35% of the councils believe that migration to Windows 10 might take around two years, while 40% of the councils said that they expect to complete the upgrade and migration in just one year.

“The perils of running applications on Windows XP and 7 were highlighted by the widespread impact of the WannaCry ransomware attacks in 2017,” said Mat Clothier, CEO, CTO & Founder at Cloudhouse.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is based on a report from Cloudhouse. Windows Latest makes no claims, guarantees about the accuracy or completeness, contained in this article or linked pages (websites).

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