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End of Life for Microsoft Windows 7

Support for Windows 7 ended on January 14, 2020.

Microsoft stopped supporting Windows7 on January 14, 2020. Computers with Windows7 will continue to work but they will be more vulnerable to security risks and problems. Using them would be a risk as well as a possible HIPAA compliance issue.

Eventually all computers will need replacing, but many can be upgraded now if you don't want to replace them yet. Business computers purchased in the last 6-7 years came with a license for Windows10, but are running Windows7 for compatibility reasons, so they can be upgraded without purchasing a Microsoft license

We have successfully upgraded hundreds of computers. Upgrading involves many steps that we've optimized for efficiency. Most involve prep-work and then post-upgrade configurations. It can take up to 3-4 hours to upgrade a computer to Windows10. We can upgrade a dozen in about the same amount of time as just one. But it may not be cost effective to have us upgrade just one or two.

If you want to save money we can help you upgrade it yourself. We're available to step you through it over the phone.

Quoted directly from Microsoft website:

Support for Windows 7 is nearing the end
After 10 years, support for Windows 7 is coming to an end on January 14, 2020. We know change can be difficult, so we are here to help you with recommendations for what to do next and to answer questions about end of support.

What does end of support mean?
When Windows 7 reaches end of support on January 14, 2020, your computer will still function but Microsoft will no longer provide the following:
While you could continue to use your PC running Windows 7, without continued software and security updates, it will be at greater risk for viruses and malware.

Going forward, the best way for you to stay secure is on Windows 10. And the best way to experience Windows 10 is on a new PC.
While it is possible to install Windows 10 on your older device, it is not recommended.

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