Windows 7 End Of Life 14 January 2020, While many people will operate just fine after this date, there will not be security updates or other updates after this date. This will put your system at risk. A large amount of Windows 7 computers with decent specs will be perfectly capable to upgrade to Windows 10. Give us a call or stop in and let us show you the options for your Windows 7 computer.
There are many different ways your Windows 7 computer can be brought into compliance for end of life. A upgrade in place where the system is upgraded directly from inside the Windows 7 operating system. Another is to install over which will wipe out the Windows 7 system and install Windows 10 leaving your data behind. The last but not least is to backup all of your data format the drive and then install a clean copy of windows 10 and then move your data back.
The choice on which process to use for an upgrade depends on the users preference and also the needs of the computer. For example if there is windows 7 32 bit on the system but it is more than capable of running Windows 10 64 bit (which most computers are nowadays) Then the most logical option would be a complete wipe and install of windows 10 64.
If the user already has 64 bit and doesn’t want a lot of downtime then an upgrade in place would be the most logical issue to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10.
All in all alot of the decision rests on what a users preference is as to how the upgrade will be done. We are here to assist you and suggest options to help make the transition as smooth as possible.