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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

How to Prepare Yourself for The End of Windows 7 and Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free

Updated: Dec 19, 2019

As the old saying goes, "All good things must come to an end". It seems that is the way with all technology devices. Over the years, some of my favorite tech items have become obsolete and now that's the case with one of my favorite operation systems Windows 7. Yes, I switched all of my computers to Windows 10 once it was released, but I loved Windows 7 with it's reliable, easy to use interface. I know many of you are probably going to stick with your computer running Windows XP, Windows 7, or Windows 8, but unfortunately, if you want to keep safe from the latest virus and security threats out there, its time to move forward.

Microsoft has stated that Windows 7 (along with Windows 8 and 8.1) end of support date is January 14, 2020. This means your Windows computer will no longer get security updates, no application support, and no compatibility from new third party devices, such as printers, scanners, copiers, and monitors. Now, your computer will work fine, but if you use it to get on the internet, it will become susceptible to emerging cybersecurity threats. As the end of times is approaching, many of you who are still using Windows 7 may start to get notifications on your computer that support is ending. Cue the dramatic music...