Launched in 2009, Windows 7 has taken its last breath.
Okay, that may be a little dramatic. But if you’re like me you’ll be saddened by the news that support for Windows 7 has ended. This doesn’t mean that Windows 7 will just stop working but it does mean that it will stop receiving security updates thus making it more susceptible to malware attacks.
Turning its attention to Windows 10, Microsoft is focusing all efforts on its most recent release in order to offer users the best possible experience.
We Loved Windows 7
Over the last ten years, users have fallen in love with Windows 7 due to its simple and easy to use interface. As an update on Vista, Microsoft’s twenty-third OS was a big upgrade on its predecessor, offering a far more modern, user-friendly and streamlined experience.
The stats prove just how much we loved it, 90 million units were sold within the first six months. Windows 7 became ‘top dog’ after around two years, users had thoroughly warmed to the new OS and couldn’t imagine ever changing.
But all good things must come to an end. So inevitably Windows 7 has too.
So, what next?
First of all, don’t panic. Microsoft isn’t going to leave you high and dry.
If you’ve not heard, most users are in the process of switching over to Windows 10, Microsoft’s flagship new OS. Assuming of course, that you’re ready to make the switch we suggest you start by backing up all your files, ready for transfer.
Once you’ve got all your valuable photos and documents saved, you can transfer them to your brand-new Windows 10 PC. Although you may struggle to leave the beloved Windows 7 behind, it’s worth noting that once you’ve made the switch, you’ll be able to benefit from brand new security and software updates which will protect you whilst surfing the web.
The best way to get over the past is to embrace the future.
Upgrading pretty much every aspect of computing as you know it, Windows 10 offers new thinner, lighter builds to make your life easier. Accompanied by new features including: touchscreens, digital pens and facial recognition.
Windows 10 gives you plenty of cutting-edge features for you to explore and some new solutions for those looking for a more portable alternative with various laptops.
You’ll get used to expecting more from your computer.
One era ends, another begins
If you’ve not made the switch already, now might just be the time to rip that plaster off. With the guidance above and additional help from Microsoft itself, you can rest easy knowing that your transition between operating systems will be a smooth one.
To explore brand new Windows 10 PCs just visit our website. We’ve got a great selection that will be perfect for you whether you’re pulling off the gaming moves of your life or simply cracking on with some work.