RIP Windows 7. Do you know what to do next?

This week Microsoft ceased support for Windows 7 so they can focus on more modern technologies.  If you still run Windows 7, do you know what this means and what you can do?

Microsoft no longer publish updates (including the all-important Security Updates that help keep your PC’s safe). In short – if a hacker finds a flaw in windows 7, Microsoft will not fix it, leaving you at risk.

Without these updates, Windows 7 machines are much more likely to be infected with malware and viruses.

Microsoft is urging people to move to their Windows 10 operating system, selling for £120.

It has been reported that around 25% of Windows users are still running Windows 7.

Whilst it is possible to run Windows 10 on old PCs it might not run very well.  Microsoft says PCs must have a 1GHz processor, 16GB of hard drive space, and 1GB of RAM memory.

The UK National Cyber Security Centre have warned Windows 7 users not to do internet banking or send emails after Tuesday.

If you need help or advice with this, please drop Support a note.

 

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