Industrial computers in embedded & automation applications often requires longer supply periods and technical support. However, we actually found in the project consulting and support that there are still mass of industrial applications still using the Win7 operating system. Windows 7 is a very classic version of the Windows operating system family, but Windows 10 has quite a lot of new features, which makes it a favorite of many people.
However, Microsoft corporation will terminate the support on Win7 after 14th-January 2020. So, the problem is coming. Is your industrial computer and industrial panel PC still running the Windows 7 operating system?
We first understand the minimum hardware requirements for system upgrade Windows 10:
Processor: 1GHz or faster CPU
Memory: 1GB (32 bit) or 2GB (64 bit)
hard disk space:
Existing installation: 32-bit 16GB or 64-bit 20GB
New installation or new PC: 32GB or larger
Graphics Card: DirectX 9 or higher
Display resolution: 800 × 600
The upgrade from Windows 7 to Win 10 is a good choice, because its good window interface can make the user experience more friendly and enjoyable, and it is very convenient for industrial operators to interact with the system. When upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10, you can choose a full, clean installation. This method can eliminate all files and applications, or choose to upgrade to a newer version only. Upgrading to a new version is faster and more complete than performing a full installation. The upgrade will keep all your files, applications and data and will not delete them. (The upgrade details will not be described here)
According to the our oversea experience, foreign customers of TAICENN will pay special attention to long-term stability, compatibility and supply period. Industrial customers tend to use a newer operating system, and even the latest version of WIN10 is eagerly awaited.
Recently, Microsoft's technical support time for WIN7 is coming to the end. As an industrial computer solution provider &manufacturer, TAICENN strongly recommend customers to choose WIN10, keep pace with the times and create a long-term stable platform for industrial applications.