Windows 7 end of life

So, we know that Windows 7 will hit end of life on January 14th 2020 but how will that effect people who are still using the operating system past that date?

Windows 7 was launched in 2009 making it over 10 years old by the time Microsoft ends support and has been a much loved OS for consumers and businesses alike. Although its age, according to Netmarketshare as of June 2019, 38.06% of users still run Windows 7.

What is ‘end of life’ & why does it matter?

Many products have a life cycle, this is to allow manufacturers to remove support for older versions of their software, as they launch new versions. When January 14th arrives, you will still be able to use the outdated operating system, but Microsoft will stop providing security updates or support for it. The absence of security updates means your device(s) are more vulnerable to cyber threats. With the above figures showing just how many people are still using Windows 7, hackers will see a great opportunity here come January next year. What’s more, Microsoft will not take responsibility for any security breaches that could happen to Windows 7, after the end of life date. With this in mind you are in danger of breaching GDPR, as you are putting your data at risk.

Since 2015 Windows 7 hasn’t received any new enhancements making it already very much outdated.

Moving to Windows 10

We advise those on Windows 7 to upgrade to Windows 10 which has proved to be a far more substantial Operating System than its predecessor Windows 8 and 8.1 which is clear from the percentage of people using Windows 10 compared to 8 and 8.1.

Aside from the security improvements that Windows 10 brings, there are also several other benefits including greater performance and improved user experience.

How we can help

We can upgrade your Laptop, Desktop or all in one PC to Windows 10 for you and also offer you opportunities to upgrade your machines memory and add an SSD to get the maximum speed out of your machine at the same time. To discuss further please give us a call on 01744 601023

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Windows 10 Repairs Warrington

Laptop or Computer with a windows 10 fault? We can repair it same day.

Windows 10 is a fantastic operating system but much like its predecessors, it suffers from a number of regular faults that need to be repaired.

The update feature of Windows 10 causes all kinds of issues, the worst being it gets stuck in a loop whereby it starts booting, fails then comes up with “diagnosing your machine” and reboots again. 9 times out of 10 this is caused by a failed update installation, the problem is now you cant access any of your data. We can sometimes recover this and log back into the machine and other times we have to back up your data and re-install Windows 10.

The Windows 10 update from Windows 7 also caused a number of problems mainly slowing machines down, it is always better to install Windows 10 afresh, once Windows 10 has been installed your machine carries a digital licence and we can reinstall Windows 10 clean and activate it without problems. Your data is not a problem, we can backup before reinstalling and then restore once the installation is complete.

Another error we see quite often is the machines hard drive performing badly or beginning to fail. This often masquerades as a boot error either seeing the spinning circle constantly or boot error messages. Either way, we can replace the hard drive and reinstall windows for you to recover your machine.

For all of your Windows 10 Repairs in Warrington, please call 01925 243249, email us or fill in our contact form.

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