With Microsoft ending its support for Windows 7 on Jan. 14, 2020, PC users who haven’t upgraded to Windows 10 will leave their PCs significantly more susceptible to malware and hacking attacks.
Microsoft made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7 when it was released 1n 2009. With technical assistance and software updates that help protect your PC no longer available from Windows Update, the experts at Micro-Vision in Nanaimo strongly recommend moving to Windows 10 to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available.
Upgrade or replace?
As Randy Ferguson with Micro-Vision says, “most Windows 7 laptop, desktop and all-in-one PCs that are less than 10 years old and otherwise in good working order are excellent candidates for a Windows 10 upgrade.”
Micro-Vision offers a Windows 10 upgrade service for a flat rate (no surprise costs) that includes a major tune-up on your PC, to remove any malware or unnecessary software left over from the Windows 7 installation that may be slowing it down. Contact them for current pricing.
Another solution is to replace your aging Windows 7 PC with a new modern Windows 10 PC. Micro-Vision offers new built to order Windows 10 PCs with lightning fast solid-state drives at very competitive prices. They can also help you with the transition to a new PC by transferring your personal data, or in some cases all of your data, applications and personal settings to the new Windows 10 PC. Call 250-756-1933 or email them for costs and details about this service.
Giving your older PC a fresh start
Micro-Vision service technicians can often increase the performance of your old PC for a reasonable cost while doing the Windows 10 upgrade. “If your Windows 7 PC is booting from a hard disk drive (as most older PCs are), the drive can usually be replaced by a modern, lightning-fast solid-state drive. It can breathe new life into the whole PC.” Ferguson says. “In most cases it will make your computer significantly faster and more efficient than when it was new.”
He recommends a minimum of 4GB of RAM to run Windows 10 and notes that Micro-Vision can usually supply and install a RAM upgrade at reasonable cost, for PCs that require it.
Making the transition easy
If you’re worried about the learning curve when switching to Windows 10, Ferguson assures users the same principles apply from a person’s everyday use of Windows 7. “In certain places the screens look different, but for the most part, everything a person learned from using Windows 7 applies to Windows 10 as well.”
If you’ve got questions about functions, or anything else related to your use of Windows 10, the technicians at Micro-Vision are happy to work with you after installation to help make your experience a positive one.