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October 16, 2019 2 min read

Windows 7 support will be officially dead on January 14th, 2020 - Here's what you need to know to keep your computer secure.

Microsoft is officially discontinuing support and updates for Windows 7. That means that if you don't upgrade your computer to Windows 10 before January of 2020, your computer may become vulnerable to attacks which could mean you'll run into some serious issues.

Hackers and Attackers who want to steal and use your personal information for their benefit target easy security flaws in operating systems. Once Windows finds a flaw in their software, they immediatley patch the flaw and release the update so you continually stay safe from attacks. Now that Microsoft will no longer be releasing these updates for Windows 7, attackers will specifically target users using Windows 7. If you do get attacked, Microsoft will deny you any technical support to fix your issue.

So what can you do? You have a 3 options, all of which we can help with.
Option A: Purchase a new computer. Buying a new computer, of course, has several advantages. It's going to last for several years and will continue to run smoothly with each new Windows update that microsoft releases. You won't need to worry about old hardware failing and you'll get to experience the newest technology.

Option B: Upgrade your computer. If your computer is compatible with hardware upgrades that will allow Windows 10 to run without a hitch, we can install those upgrades for you, then update your operating system to the latest version of Windows. If for some reason your computer isn't compatible with these hardware upgrades, we recommend Option A.

Option C: Your computer may support Windows 10. If it can, we can upgrade your computer to the latest version. Keep in mind, if you've got an older computer, it may support the newer versions of Windows, but it might not run very well because your hardware might be outdated. In that case, we recommend Option A or B.

In any case, if you'd like us to help you keep your computer secure and transition to Windows 10, call us and book a house call. Like always, we're more than happy to help!

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