Windows 7 two year warning

Just a note that Windows 7 support will officially die in about 2 years.

When that happens, Microsoft will not offer any new support [including security updates]. Similarly, most third party will stop supporting Windows 7. For example, whomever you use for anti-virus may stop further updates. In another example, new printers will not contain software to support Windows 7 [although this could happen sooner].

Your options:

  1. Stick with Windows 7 but expect lest security.
  2. Buy a new computer [in particularly if your computer is quite old and/or slow.
  3. Upgrade to Windows 10.

For the latter you may say “I thought that free upgrade period was long over?” It is but there is a caveat.

You can still upgrade to Windows 10 but you have to uninstall all licensed software and back up your data. You then need to wipe the hard disk and install Windows 10 with the Windows 7 license, install your licensed applications and restore your data. That is a lot of work, but it can be done.

 

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