Nothing lasts forever, and computer operating systems are no exception to the rule. Every Windows operating system has a beginning and an end date when the product is no longer supported by Microsoft. TekStop Computer Repair offers an overview of the Windows 7 End of Life for businesses and home computer users in Prescott.

Where does this leave you?

If you’re a Windows 7 user, you’re in good company. Reports suggest that 39% of all PCs are still running Windows 7. But after January 14, 2020, Microsoft will cease to provide support or security updates. If you continue to run Windows 7, you will not receive software updates – updates that help protect your computer from spyware, viruses and other malicious software. In order to keep your personal information protected, Microsoft recommends that you upgrade to a Windows 10 operating system.

Benefits of upgrading

Since both operating systems are Microsoft products, there will be minor disruption going from Windows 7 to 10. You will be able to upgrade easily and for the most part retain the files that are currently on your PC. The operating systems are similar and should be a fairly simple adjustment.

What’s next?

Microsoft will be releasing an update to Windows 7 prompting users to upgrade before the End of Life date of January 2020. Anyone with automatic updates turned on will receive the update which shows how serious Microsoft is about having users upgrade to Windows 10.

If you are a Windows 7 user, TekStop Computer Repair can help you with the upgrade to Windows 10. For information on upgrades and maintenance for computers at your Prescott business, call TekStop Computer Repair at 928-583-4454.