Windows 7 – The end is near!

Well after a long life, Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7 January 2020.

What does this mean?

Microsoft will no longer provide updates and patches for Windows 7.

This does not mean that it will stop working, but would become more of a security risk over time.

Most of my clients will be migrated over to Windows 10 before that date as most of their software vendors will no longer support Windows 7. I wanted to get a head start and not overwhelm clients with upgrades or PC replacements all at once.

Contact me if you have any questions on this topic or any other IT questions.

Should I upgrade to Windows 10?

One of the most common questions I have ben asked is: “Should I upgrade to Windows 10?”

Yes and No

If you have Windows 8 or 8.1, then absolutely. Windows 10 brings back what you missed in Windows 7.

If you have Windows 7, I would say no. There are a couple reasons why.

  1. Your hardware may not be optimal for Windows 10 and there could be applications that will not work.
  2. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”

There is no guarantee that the upgrade from Windows 8.1 to 10 will go perfectly as well. I have had some clients have major issues with the upgrade and end up having to perform a clean install of Windows 10.