Microsoft has recently announced plans to phase out Windows 7 in January 2020. The end for this operating system will be problematic for many businesses – large and small. Without continued support and updates, you no longer have ongoing security updates and may experience compatibility issues with other programs on your computer. If you are still operating on Windows 7, the time to upgrade to Windows 10 is now.
What Does End of Support Mean?
Security updates are a big concern that should be on every business owner’s radar. Without continual security updates, you are left vulnerable to hackers and other attacks that access your computer through the internet and spam emails, leaving you the victim of viruses and malware.
If you rely on Microsoft’s support team to help resolve any computer issues, you are about to be without support come January 2020. Even with the support of PC Solutions (or another IT team), the ability to fix computer problems that may arise will be very limited as Microsoft will no longer be supporting the Windows 7 operating system.
Not Sure if You Have Windows 7? Here’s How to Check.
Many users do not know off hand which version of Windows their personal computer – or entire office – is operating on. Do yourself a favor and check now before you find out the hard way this coming January.
- Select the start button in left-hand corner of your computer screen.
- Type “Computer” in the search bar, then select “Computer” from the Programs list.
- Select “Properties”.
- Under the Windows edition heading you will see the edition listed.
If the edition is anything other than Windows 10, then it’s time to prepare your organization for the transition to the latest version of Windows. Contact PC Solutions today to prepare, plan, and have time to transition everyone in your office to Windows 10, before losing support at the start of 2020.
Updating to Windows 10
While upgrading your current operating system may be possible, you may wish to consider upgrading your computer. The best solution for you and your company is to upgrade your computers, desktops or laptops, to brand new machines built specifically to handle the advancements Windows 10 offers. PC Solutions carries and services the top brands of desktops and laptops.
Our specialist can help you find the perfect computer for each of your employees. In our retail store, you’ll find laptops with touch screen displays, large screens, and long battery life that are perfect for collaborating and taking on the go. We also have desktops that can be customized with additional memory and power to suite your needs.
What to Do Now to Start Upgrading
PC Solutions makes upgrading easy! Our trained IT specialists can help you every step of the way, from preparing your old computers to providing training on your new model. Give us a call today to back up your computer, upgrade, and restore your files.
If you wish to complete the upgrade yourself, start by backing up all the files you have to an external drive or the Microsoft cloud using OneDrive. We suggest using OneDrive due to its simple integration with Windows 10; within minutes of setting up your new computer you will have access to your files.
Stay Up To Date
PC Solutions offers a Managed IT Service that will help your business stay up to date on the latest technology and updates. By leaving the IT to us, you can focus on your expertise – your business. Worry less knowing you have 24-hour monitoring, managing, and problem resolution from trained professionals.
Contact PC Solutions today to learn more about upgrading to Windows 10 or our Managed IT Service.