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Let’ Face It, You Can’t Hang On to Windows 7 Much Longer !

on May 8, 2019 No comments

If you’re haven’t purchased a new computer since 2015, there are a few things you need to know before you begin your search. Whether you are purchasing a laptop computer or a desktop, and you are comfortable with Windows 7 or 8, you are in for a surprise.

The only operating system that will be on your new computer is Windows 10. Windows is one of those prime examples of an interface that can be wonderful or traumatic depending on which version you are using.  Let’s discuss something here you may already know, but didn’t want to face. If you are like some of our clients, you will be frustrated while you get used to the differences between Windows 7 and Windows 10 operating systems. Especially if you don’t have a touch screen computer.

Even though it would be somewhat rare to find computers with Windows 7 Professional or 8.1, you could still be that individual that will not give up an outdated operating system simply because you are familiar with it and it’s comfortable. Now let me state for the record that Windows 7 Professional were decent operating systems, once they got some of the bugs out, but they didn’t migrate to portable devices like tablets and smartphones, so they had to go.

If you are still running your laptop or your desktop on either of the former platforms and not windows 10, you’re not yet going to be forced to make the change. Why? Because Microsoft made the decision to continue supporting Windows 7 Professional until January 14, 2020. The same can be said for Windows 8.1 until January 10, 2023. You are eventually going to need to switch over to the current version.  I will say that for better or worse, it’s time to upgrade to Windows 10 if you haven’t already.

We’ve gone on for a minute about which system to choose and which to avoid but we have yet to cover why you should even care. It’s simple; Everything from cars to computers to phones, the older it is, the more expensive and time-consuming to maintain. The exact same can be said for your computer and if you have ANYTHING OF ANY IMPORTANCE TO YOU on your pc then you will want to protect it which is infinitely more difficult on an outdated OS (Operating System).

If you would like more information on how to migrate to Windows 10 with a minimum of issues and stress, give us a call. We can help.

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