When Windows 7 reaches end of support on 14 January 2020, your computer will still function but Microsoft will no longer provide the following:
- Technical support for any issues
- Software updates
- Security updates or fixes
While you could continue to use your PC running Windows 7, without continued software and security updates, it will be at greater risk for viruses and malware. Going forward, the best way for you to stay secure is on Windows 10. And the best way to experience Windows 10 is on a new PC. While it is possible to install Windows 10 on your older device, it is not recommended.
What can I do to prepare?
From backing up your files to finding a computer that fits your needs, there are tools to help you transition with ease.
1. Check out the latest PCs
Not only are new modern PCs fast (thanks to solid state drives) and durable with batteries that last longer, the average price for a great PC is considerably less than it was 5-10 years ago.
2. Back up your files and photos
Save your personal files and photos to OneDrive or to an external hard drive. Follow this link to learn all the different ways to move your files.
3. Get tips on Windows 10
We think you’ll feel right at home on a new PC with Windows 10, but if you have any questions or want to learn more, we have lots of tips and tutorials available.
4. Book a Windows 7 Audit
If you want confidence to be ready for the change over, it is highly recommended that you book an audit. We will audit your devices and systems and provide you with a plan for the chenge over.