Thanks for the good times, Windows 7! As of January 14th, 2020, extended support ends for Windows 7, with the following notification sure to alert you at times over the rest of the year.
So what does this mean for home users? You can still continue to use your PC beyond this date and into 2020. However, your online security depends on using an up to date operating system and browser with the latest security patches, updates and fixes.
The good news is that many Windows 7 Desktop PCs and laptops will happily run Windows 10, as long as meet basic minimum specifications are met [1GHz CPU, 2GB RAM, 64Gb HDD].
Instead of purchasing a new PC or laptop, consider the option of saving your user data [documents/pictures/music/videos] and clean installing Windows 10 onto your existing hardware. You’ll have the latest operating system, the latest security updates and a fast, clean Windows installation that will perform better than new. Feel free to get in touch for assistance with this process!