Microsoft has announced they will be discontinuing product support for Windows 7 in January of 2020. This past March, an important update was installed to Windows 7 in which many users have started receiving pop-up messages informing that Windows 7 is coming close to the end, and to consider upgrading to Windows 10.
What exactly does “End of Life” mean and what will this happen to Windows 7?
End of life is the date which a company stops supporting a product. In this case being Microsoft ending support for Windows 7. Come January 2020, Microsoft will stop sending updates and will no longer offer officially support Windows 7. The Operating System (Windows 7) will still work, and a casual user likely won’t notice any immediate differences. Fast forward as time goes on, new viruses and malware which are continuously being developed by cyber criminals, and without regular security updates from Microsoft, your system will be vulnerable to hackers! Additionally, 3rd party software vendors will stop making their software compatible with older-unsupported operating systems, one example is Google Chrome won’t run on Windows XP, at some point it won’t run on Windows 7 either… PC Repair Sacramento strongly recommends either upgrading or replacing all Windows 7 and 8 systems by the end of January 2020 at the latest.
Should you upgrade an existing computer to Windows 10, or replace it?
When deciding to upgrade, there are many key points to consider. The big question you have to ask, if it is worth upgrading your computer. How old is your computer (old as dinosaurs & slow as molasses?) or how recently did you purchase your computer? Is it still under warranty? Does your computer already have a Windows 10 upgrade license, or would you have to purchase a new license? These are all important questions you must answer to weigh the cost and time of upgrading your information technology to Windows 10. No need to stress over this. We are here to help you find the answers to these questions as well as implement solutions. PC Repair Sacramento @ (916) 913 9381