On January 14 2020 Microsoft switched off support for Windows 7. This means there are no longer software updates, security updates or technical support for any issues you encounter. This leaves your Windows 7 PC, and your business vulnerable. If you are still running Windows 7 on your business PC, you have a greater risk of viruses and malware.
We recommend upgrading to Windows 10 as soon as possible. With Windows 10 you get built-in, ongoing security protection, increased efficiency with a faster, better connected PC and upgraded preferences to give you a unique work style.
Whilst you can make the switch to Windows 10 on your older device, it is recommended to upgrade your PC as those originally built with Windows 7 are running 10-year old technology. Ageing PCs should be replaced with their newer, faster, more lightweight and powerful equivalents. A new PC will enable you to take full advantage of the latest capabilities a modern operating system such as Windows 10 has to offer.
Microsoft have provided some handy tools and tips to aid you in the transition to Windows 10:
- Back up your files and photos to OneDrive or to an external hard drive. Learn more.
- Get tips on Windows 10 – offering free tips and tutorials on how to use it. Learn more.
- Download the new Microsoft Edge and sign in to easily transfer your ‘Favourites’ to any Windows 10 PC. Learn more.
Support for Office 2010 will end on October 13 2020.
If you haven’t made the switch yet, get in touch with our expert team today to discuss your transition to Windows 10 and how we can support you through the journey.
I joined Breakwater as a Junior Systems Engineer – working with our Service Desk team to support them with enquiries and ensuring clients’ IT systems are operating effectively.
Breakwater has supported me in gaining technical qualifications since I joined the company, including my CompTIA A+ and Network+, resulting in the certification entitled CompTIA IT Operations Specialist. This has enabled me to progress within the business to my current role of Systems Engineer.View my profile >
Our service desk team are committed to continual development to ensure they support our clients as knowledgeable, skilled engineers.