Windows 7 support is ending, upgrade or replace your computer?

Windows 7 support is ending meaning your computer will not be secure

Extended support for Windows 7 ends on January 14, 2020.

What happens when Windows 7 support ends? Your computer will no longer receive software updates, including security updates, from Microsoft. If you continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended, your computer will still work, but it will become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses.

Buy a new computer?

If your current computer is quite old you might benefit from the advances in technology by buying a new computer. You will most likely get a faster processor, more memory and more storage space with prices starting from around £330. Your new computer will already have Windows 10 installed and you will have to copy your files from your old computer and install any software you want to use.

Upgrade your current computer?

You might not have the funds for a new computer, and why should you replace your current computer which is working perfectly. Well, you don’t have to. Windows 10 will more than likely run on your computer. For around £180 Windows 10 can be installed on your current machine. After backing up your files, the computer is wiped and a brand new copy of Windows 10 is installed before copying back your files and reinstalling software you use.

Move to another Operating System?

Many people chose not to move to Windows 10 when it was offered as a free upgrade. Some people tried it and did not like it, some listened to others opinions and have decided Windows 10 is not for them. If you do not want to move to Windows 10 then you could move to a Linux Operating System. Linux is a free alternative to Windows, there are many distributions (a unique OS based on Linux) to choose from and they are just as capable as Windows.

Screenshot from Mint (Linux Distribution)

Made a decision? Or need further information / advice.

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