YOUR I.T. GUY WANTS YOU TO KNOW…WINDOWS 7 END OF LIFE IS JANUARY 14th 2020, START PLANNING YOUR UPGRADE NOW
The end of the Windows 7 lifecycle is January 14, 2020. "End of life” means Microsoft will discontinue all support, including paid support; and all updates, including security updates. Windows 7 is currently in “extended support”, meaning Microsoft will offer only paid support and security updates and users should note that even though Microsoft says it will support Windows 7 until January 2020, it began blocking older machines, such as those using Pentium III in June 2018 and can block support for any machine at any time.
You will need to upgrade to Windows 10, which was released in 2015. It supports apps that can be used across multiple devices; PCs, tablets, smartphones, and supports touchscreen, keyboard, and mouse input methods. Even though there are differences between the 2 interfaces, there are many similarities. Windows 10 is faster than Windows 7 and you will like the changes once you understand the layout.
It’s important to plan ahead as you will want to have your files backed up to help make the transition smoother (in case of the unthinkable).
Microsoft will continually nag you to upgrade, only this time they will let you check “Do not remind me again”. On the other hand, your I.T. guy should continually remind you to upgrade until it has been done and tested.
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