Are you still running Windows 7? | Learn why you need to upgrade soon.

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As with progress comes change and with change comes learning new things and getting new toys to play with.

After January 14th 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7.

What does that mean to you?

Your Windows 7 computer will become less stable and safe to use If you keep running Windows 7 on the internet , so that means, even before the Jan 14 2020 you will probably notice that your computer will start getting slower, malware prone, programs not starting to work right.

Why you ask?

Because no one is putting money into updating their software for Win 7, they are spending their money updating it and perfecting it to work on the latest and greatest OS Win 10. So once end of life happens, any holes, or weakened areas of the operating system will be just left open, vulnerable to exploits from malicious code seeking hackers.

So that leaves you very vulnerable to malware, virus, malicious code, computer freezing, your programs not working etc… you get the point.. not a good situation.

You ask, will my old computer work with Windows 10? 

That ’s a 50/50 shot, I have revived really old computers with Windows 10 and was able to get them to work, they were a little slow, but the only issue I had was the built in sound card , but that was no biggie, I had a working computer.  It’s worth a shot.

These are the requirements to install Windows 10

Processor:1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
RAM:1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
Hard drive space:16 GB for 32-bit OS 32 GB for 64-bit OS
Graphics card:DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
Internet Connection:Internet connectivity is necessary to perform updates and to take advantage of some features. Windows 10 Pro in S mode, Windows 10 Pro Education in S mode, Windows 10 Education in S mode, and Windows 10 Enterprise in S mode require an internet connection during the initial device setup (OOBE) as well as either a Microsoft account (MSA) or Azure Activity Directory (AAD) account. Switching a device out of Windows 10 in S mode also requires internet connectivity. Learn more about S mode here.

Prepare now to avoid upgrade headaches in January

We can help you with:

  • Backing up your data and migrating it to a new computer
  • Custom building a computer for your needs
  • Upgrading your computer (when it makes sense to do so)
  • Troubleshooting any problems your encountering.

If you’re not sure how to prepare for your operating system’s end of life, talk to us! We’ll be happy to help you perform a safe transition to a more stable system. We’ll clean your system, backup your data, and make sure that all your software will work properly with your shiny, new operating system. Just call us on 352-327-8173 or fill out our contact form

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