Windows 7 is Dead: What Now?

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Zoorepairs.com.au offers computer Repairs in Brisbane Area and its Owner Robert is contributing to this article.

As of January 14, 2020, Windows 7 officially reached its end. However, millions of people are still running Windows 7 on their computers. Whatever reasons they have for this, the question remains: What happens now?

Microsoft announced what they were doing back in early 2019, giving Windows 7 users ample time to update to Windows 10. In their announcement, it was clearly stated that after January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates nor support computers still running on Windows 7.

Should we put the blame on Microsoft? Considering that Windows 10 was first launched way back in July 2015, it’s safe to say that the company gave everyone more than enough time to make the switch and therefore are not to blame.  

Does this mean computers running on Windows 7 will no longer work? Not at all. It simply means that Windows 7 users will no longer be receiving security updates.

Updates are responsible for making sure that the operating system is functioning the way it should and are therefore critical to any computer. Hundreds of new issues and threats are always coming up and that’s exactly why having updates are important

Computers that are still using Windows 7 will now be very vulnerable to attacks. Hackers might take advantage of Windows 7 users in order to extort money, steal data, or even mess with your business. Early in the year, we heard about a company that specializes in Linux-based systems that had dramas after they moved operating systems over to a different system which caused a massive issue for the Ipswich-based company.

At this point, the right thing to do is upgrade to Windows 10. Make sure that your computer meets the Windows 10 system requirements before starting with the upgrade. A number of Windows 10 editions are available so you can choose which one will suit you best.

Unlike our competitor computerrepairsbrisbane.com.au – at Zoo Computer Repairs – we can upgrade Windows 10 to your computer at the most affordable cost. We offer the best professional computer repair services for all our clients. Check out the site for further reference on the type of services we offered.