Updating your PC from Windows 7,8,8.1 to Windows 10

Official Windows 7 support from Microsoft ended on January the 14th 2020 so everybody currently using this operating system needs to think seriously about upgrading to Windows 10 or buying a new Windows 10 computer. I can help with the transfer – bringing over any documents and data from your old system to the new one, reinstalling programs and email and setting up the new system to your preferences.

The Risks from using Windows 7 Today

Support for Windows 7 ended on January the 14th but what does this mean in reality? Firstly, your computer is in greater danger from viruses and malware. The official Windows antivirus software is stopping its support for Win 7 computers so you will become vulnerable to new viruses. Secondly, most software and hardware will also become less and less compatible with your system as time goes on. This will result in your computer encountering numerous niggles and problems. So the longer you postpone the transfer to the new operating system, the more problems you are likely to encounter with your computer.

Win 7 better than Win 10?

I have come across many clients who do not like Windows 10 and prefer Windows 7. This is why many people have stayed with their old set up. After all, as the old saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. The problem with Win 10 is the initial set up is very user unfriendly – there are no links to your documents on the desktop, desktop icons are strangely missing, and other things. But with a bit of tweaking by me, Win 10 will behave just like Win 7 and you will have a new computer that you are happy with.