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06 Jan

Support for Windows 7 is nearing the end

After 10 years, support for Windows 7 is coming to an end on January 14, 2020. We know change can be difficult, so we are here to help you with recommendations for what to do next and to answer questions about end of support.

What does end of support mean?

When Windows 7 reaches end of support on January 14, 2020, your computer will still function but Microsoft will no longer provide the following:

  • Technical support for any issues
  • Software updates
  • Security updates or fixes

While you could continue to use your PC running Windows 7, without continued software and security updates, it will be at greater risk for viruses and malware. Going forward, the best way for you to stay secure is on Windows 10. And the best way to experience Windows 10 is on a new PC. While it is possible to install Windows 10 on your older device, it is not recommended.

What can I do to prepare?

From backing up your files to finding a computer that fits your needs, we’ve got tools to help you transition with ease.

1. Check out the latest PCs

Not only are new modern PCs fast (thanks to solid-state drives) and durable with batteries that last longer, the average price for a great PC is considerably less than it was 5-10 years ago.

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2. Back up your files and photos

Save your personal files and photos to OneDrive or to an external hard drive. Follow this link to learn all the different ways to move your files.

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3. Get tips on Windows 10

We think you’ll feel right at home on a new PC with Windows 10, but if you have any questions or want to learn more, we have lots of tips and tutorials available.

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“Received new work laptop yesterday: in one leap, a move from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Having had to “re-learn” Windows 7 when I joined the NHS last year, it is nice to be back in a world where there are Apps on a laptop 😊”

           — @RuthCarlyle

What’s new with Windows?

Life happens fast and with Windows 10 by your side, you can easily keep up. Windows 10 computers provide on average up to 28% faster startups1, built-in security, and the apps you love.

 

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