Released in 2009, Windows 7 is arguably the best Operating system Microsoft has ever made. People liked it’s ease of use, good performance and it’s overall stability.
All good things must come to an end and on the 14th January 2020 Microsoft finally ended support for Windows 7, more than 10 years after it’s release!
What does this mean for you?
This doesn’t mean your computer is simply going to stop working, in the short term everything will seem to continue as normal, Google’s Chrome Browser will support windows 7 until at least 2021 according to reports, and many 3rd party Antivirus providers will continue to offer Windows 7 compatible products.
But, if a new security vulnerability or software bug is uncovered in Windows 7, Microsoft is no longer obliged to release any sort of patch to fix the issue on the unsupported operating system; and that’s something that could put individuals and organisations that still rely on Windows 7 in danger from cyberattacks, hacking and malware.
Our Advice is to consider upgrading to Windows 10. This is a service we offer and our engineers can often perform an upgrade onsite, retaining your documents, pictures etc. and (in most cases) your programs!
In our experience not all computers running Windows 7 can support Windows 10, especially older systems. we would recommend any machine older than 6 years old be replaced with a newer model. This is something we can help with as we would assess your machine first to ensure a smooth transition. We may be able to upgrade your older machine to bring it up to Windows 10 recommendations!
We also offer windows 8/8.1 upgrades too!
Get in touch on 07779 610840 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss and book your upgrade.