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Microsoft recently announced that it will officially begin the Windows 7 end of life phase on Jan. 14, 2020. On that day, the company will stop supporting Windows 7 on laptops and desktops, and will no longer patch it with security updates.

While you and your employees will still be able to use your machines, you are essentially running on borrowed time when you have a non-supported Operating System.

Commonly used software (including Windows products) may no longer operate properly on old systems, and Microsoft’s support team won’t be able to help issues that may arise.

Unfortunately, outdated software and hardware does not last forever, and the risk of a failure or a breach increases dramatically over time.

Now may be the best time to upgrade your machines to Windows 10 because you want to avoid these potential troubles.

 

What can I do to prepare?

From backing up your files to finding a computer that fits your needs, we can help you transition with ease. 

1. Update your computer

Think about upgrading, 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 an online provider like Microsoft ( OneDrive) or Google or use and external drive with enough storage to hold all your files.

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3. Get tips on Windows 10

A new PC with Windows 10, is not always an option for some, but if you have any questions or want to learn more, we have lots of information available.

Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Microsoft’s free Windows 10 upgrade offer still works for many Windows 7 and 8 users.

Are you eligibale?