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Stay Sage & Up to Date

As quick as you can say “Brussel Sprouts”, Auld Lang Syne will be ringing in your ears and the shops will be full of Easter eggs. D Day is fast approaching - January 14, 2020 - the end of support day for Windows 7. After that, technical assistance and software updates from Windows Update that help protect your PC will no longer be available for the product. Basically, Microsoft will no longer provide free security updates or support for PCs running ‘Windows 7’. You can of course continue to use Windows 7, but once support ends, your PC will become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. To avoid the inconvenience, Microsoft recommends that you consider upgrading to Windows 10.

If you are running on Windows 8/8.1 you have a bit longer (until 20/1/2023) or until 14/10/2025 if you are running on a current build of Windows 10

I love my device and want to keep it so what do I do?

If there’s life in the old dog yet and you are happy with your existing device, you can upgrade by purchasing and installing a full version of the software. Go to https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4028685/windows-10-get-the-update


I would rather stick pins in my eyes…. Can’t someone else do it for me? 😫


Yep. Me. Just get in touch!

My device is getting a bit old and I'm thinking of upgrading. What now?

If you don’t know your Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 Processor from your 32 GB Intel® Optane™ or your 8 GB RAM from your 512 GB SSD, it might benefit you to call on someone in the know (that’s me by the way). By working out your needs as a user, I can custom build a desktop computer to your budget. Alternatively, I can use your budget to find the best buy from online retailers and advise on the best computer for your money. I can also set up your new computer and transfer any data! We have many years’ experience in the transfer of user data from older devices to new ones, meaning we can safely transfer your user data including documents, pictures, music, video, emails and more. We will also identify software installed on your old machine and install it on your new machine, saving you more time and hassle...

What happens if I continue to use Windows 7 after January 14th?

If you continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended, your PC will still work, but it will become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Your PC will continue to start and run, but you will no longer received software updates, including security updates, from Microsoft. Microsoft strongly recommends that you use Windows 10 instead of Windows 7.


It’s a good idea to consider upgrading to the newest version before your current system reaches end of life, so that you can ensure your information is protected. If you require any further information or would like to discuss how an upgrade can help safeguard your PC, call me on 07563 441261 or email me at hello@shaunprince.com


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