We all have that comfortable pair of jeans, maybe a sweatshirt from college with all the holes; and stories to go with it, that we love and will never throw out. Since July, of 2009 we have all come to rely on our comfortable operating system; Windows 7. But, like that old pair of jeans, it has come time to move on to a new system. Admittedly, change can be scary, especially when it is thrust upon, us like Microsoft is currently doing.
Yes, our significant other has decided to throw out that favorite piece of clothing and hang in the closet a shiny new garment. We have tried it on over the last few 4 years, but it just doesn't feel the same, doesn't move the same. But there it is. Hanging there in the closet just begging us to break it in and get comfortable with it.
Starting January 14, 2020 Microsoft will retire our old friend Windows 7, and STRONGLY ENCOURAGE us to upgrade to Windows 10. We can fight this, but we will only hurt ourselves.
On that fateful day, Microsoft will no longer offer security patches, updates or anything else for that matter rendering the old OS a playground for hackers easier access to all the information on our computers. Personal Users may have tax information that may be vulnerable, personal data, family photos that can be held for ransom. Business customers can have similar issues, only with far more reaching effects.
So, I encourage all to contact get in contact with your local IT professional to make sure that your computer is protected and up to date. Please see the link included from Microsoft for more information.
When you are ready to convert your computer to windows 10, contact me at 586-634-4393 and we can arrange to have your system upgraded and protected. If you mention this blog post by 11/15/19, you can have your system upgraded to Windows 10 for only $89.99. Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 586-634-4393.
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