We’ve told you here in our newsletter that Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. We’ve recommended that those of you still running Windows 7 upgrade or replace by the end of the year (don’t wait until the last minute). Now, Microsoft will be nagging you too.
If you still have Windows 7 and haven’t already, you will soon be seeing a message pop up on your computer from Microsoft telling you about the end of support for Windows 7.
What does end of support really mean? Microsoft hasn’t added any new features to Windows 7 since January 2015. It’s currently in extended support which means they only release security updates for it. And they do that every month. Why? To keep your computer as safe as possible from threats. After January 14th, 2020, Microsoft will no longer release any security updates for Windows 7. From that point forward, your computer will be more and more vulnerable to attack.
You are probably wondering if you should upgrade your computer to Windows 10 or replace your computer. The answer to that question will be different for everyone depending on their computer. If you have this question, let us know, we can take a quick look at your computer and give you our recommendation.
You may also be wondering how much upgrading to Windows 10 costs. If you have a valid license for Windows 7, the cost of a Windows 10 upgrade is free. However, the process of upgrading is not for the average person, so you will probably need us to do it for you. If we can do it remotely, the labor cost would be $80 give or take $40 depending on any issues that may arise.
However, if you have an older computer, this would be an excellent time to upgrade to an SSD and breath new life into your older computer. For that, we would have to do the work on your computer in our office. Contact us for a quote.