Windows 7 was released to the world 10 years ago! It was a great operating system and still is. But times move on and from 14 January 2020 Microsoft will no longer be support it.
If you have a Windows 7 computer it will still continue to work after 14 January but you will no longer receive any Windows updates. These are important as they help protect your computer. When security vulnerabilities are found Microsoft patch them with the updates.
You may remember the Wannacry malware which crippled the NHS along with millions of other computers around the world. The NHS was using Windows XP which was no longer supported by Microsoft which is why they fell victim to the attack.
You need to upgrade to Windows 10 and thre are various ways of doing this.
- Buy a new PC
- Upgrade your existing PC
Buy a new PC
If you decide to buy a new PC we can help you choose a PC suitable for your needs as well as transfer all your personal documents and pictures from your old computer to your new computer.
Upgrade your existing PC
Depending on the specification of your existing PC it may be possible and cost effective to upgrade to Windows 10.
My first recommendation is you upgrade your hard drive to a SSD. These are super fast hard drives and you can get a 500GB drive for around £50 these days. They really do give your PC a huge performance boost and you can read more about them here.
When Windows 10 was released Microsoft gave all Windows 7 and 8 users a free upgrade to Windows 10. If you didn't take advantage of this then you might have to buy a new copy of Windows 10 for around £100. However, it might be possible to install Windows 10 without buying a new license. You can try installing Windows 10 and the license key which is embedded into your PC might work for Windows 10 or it might not. Unless you try you won't know! I've certainly be able to do this for some customers.