After 11 years we say goodbye to Microsoft Windows 7
What does this mean for you?
If you are using Microsoft Windows 7 for your operating system on any of your devices, Microsoft advised that from 14 January 2020, they will no longer provide:
- Technical support for any issues
- Software updates
- Security updates
Why? Because Windows 7 has been running since 2009, which means it’s 10 years old and is now old technology in terms of the digital world. You may have noticed your device running slower than it did a few years ago.
In 2015, Microsoft released Windows 10 as an upgrade from Windows 8. This is the latest version of the Microsoft operating system.
If you want to continue running your device with Windows 7, you have a greater risk of being infected with viruses and malware. This is because the software and security updates are no longer running.
If you don’t want to risk this, your best option going forward is to upgrade to Microsoft Windows 10 and stay secure.
What do you do now?
If you have an older device, it may be possible to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10, although this is not always an ideal option.
With some Windows 7 machines, once they are upgraded to Windows 10 they will run very slow or it will make them unusable, however in many cases this can be resolved by cloning your old hard drive to a solid state drive (SSD).
If you wish to continue to use your existing device
We can check your device to see if an upgrade to Windows 10 is possible, for a cost of $80.00 inc GST.
If an upgrade is possible, we can complete the upgrade for you, for a cost of $189.00 inc GST. Or, complete the upgrade and add a solid state drive (SSD) for a cost of $450.00 inc GST.
(The initial $80.00 inc GST, is not an extra cost).