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August 17, 2019

7/10/2019 3:20:00 PM
Six months to go

We've written about this in the past, but it's one of those topics that is worth repeating: Windows 7 support will be ending on January 14, 2020, roughly 6 months from now. What this means is that Windows 7 will no longer be receiving updates from Microsoft, and this poses a serious security threat to your machine. Your computer will still work, but we do not recommend using the machine online because it is much more vulnerable to viruses and hackers. This doesn't mean that you need to trash the computer because there are options for getting to Windows 10.
We recommend either getting your current computer upgraded to Windows 10 if the machine can handle the upgrade, or in most situations it will most likely be replacing the machine. If your computer is powerful enough it may be able to handle a Windows 10 upgrade, and you don't have to replace your machine at all. The trend we've seen so far though is that most Windows 7 machines are just getting too old now, and most won't be able to take the upgrade without severely impacting the machines performance. In this case we would recommend replacing your computer with a new one that has Windows 10 installed. We are able to do both the upgrade (if possible) and we have new and refurbished machines with Windows 10 here in our store.
We have already helped a large number of people switching from Windows 7 to 10, and it's going to keep us busy for the rest of year and beyond. If you still need to switch to Windows 10 and want to know if your machine can handle the upgrade, or if you need a new computer just give us a call and we can give you our recommendation.

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