The Windows 10 End of Life:
Why You Need to Upgrade Now?
A Guide to Understanding the Risks and Consequences of Continuing to Use Windows 10 After Its End of Life Date.
Microsoft support for Windows 10 will eventually end, which means users won’t receive updates and patches, leaving them at risk. We don’t know exactly when this will happen, but we expect it to be around 2025. It’s important to take a proactive approach to digital security, especially in light of the constant development of technology and rising cyber attacks. We recommend upgrading to Windows 11, which offer continuous security updates and support.
Windows 11, the latest operating system from Microsoft, requires a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security module to function properly. This chip is used to securely store important data such as encryption keys, passwords, and secure boot information. However, not all PCs and laptops come with this module built-in, which could make it difficult for users to upgrade their system to Windows 11.
To check if your computer has a TPM security module, you can follow these steps:
1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.
2. Type “tpm.msc” and press Enter.
3. If a window appears with information about the TPM, then your computer has the necessary security module. Otherwise, you may need to purchase and install a separate TPM module to upgrade to Windows 11.
It’s important to note that even if your computer meets all the other requirements for Windows 11, lack of a TPM module will prevent the system from upgrading. So checking for compatibility before upgrading is highly recommended.