Windows 7 is nearing the end
Windows have announced that support for Windows 7 is coming to an end on January 14, 2020. Change can be difficult, so here is a summary of recommendations for what to do next and to answer common questions about ‘end of support’.
When Windows 7 reaches end of support, your computer will still function, but Microsoft will no longer provide technical support for any issues, software updates or Security updates or fixes.
So, what does it mean if I’m still running Windows 7 on my PC in 2020?
Without continued software and security updates, you could continue to use your PC but please be aware that your devices will be exposed to a greater risk for viruses and malware.
What can I do to prepare?
Start with backing up your files then finding a new computer that fits your needs. Going forward, the best way for you to stay secure is on Windows 10. While it is possible to install Windows 10 on your older device, it is not recommended. Microsoft recommends the best way to experience Windows 10 is on a new PC.
Backup and restore 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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Windows 10: Tips, Tutorials and FAQ
To help you feel right at home on a new PC with Windows 10, access the Windows 10 tips, tutorials and other resources to help you learn more.