Microsoft has recently announced that they will no longer be supporting Windows 10 in any capacity. They stopped updating the software a couple of years ago, but have continued to keep its security features up to date, and they will be putting a stop to that in early 2020. So if you’re thinking of a Windows 10 upgrade from Windows 7, there are a few things you’ll want to know before moving forward.
- You might want to get a new computer. In business settings, you can expect a four-year lifespan for computers on average. Past that point, your hardware is going to become outdated, and a new operating system won’t do much to help that. Windows 10 can run on some older hardware, so if we’re talking about a personal computer, you can do as you please. But the software coming out in today’s market is developed with today’s hardware in mind. Again, not a big deal if we’re talking about computers for personal use, but in an office setting, you might want to invest in new computers to stay competitive, assuming your current setup is more than a couple years old.
- Microsoft offers special upgrade deals from time to time. If you were planning on riding Windows 7 out to the end, it might be worth waiting to see what kind offers they have for you when the time comes.
- Upgrading your computers is an option. Whether you’re going to upgrade each computer’s hardware or replace the whole system comes down to which option will be cheaper and more comfortable for you. If you only have a few work computers to worry about, you might be able to install hardware updates without much effort. If you’re talking about a large office, on the other hand, then the staff hours and downtime involved in upgrading, rather than replacing, your computers… it might just not be worth it.
- Windows 10 will probably run on your current setup. It’s not always optimal to run Windows 10 on a five-year-old PC, but it is possible if you want to upgrade but aren’t ready for a new system just yet.
- Buffalo Computer Help can get you set up quickly. When you’re ready to upgrade, BCH can make the whole process quick and easy for you.
Windows 10 is a different approach to the operating system than previous iterations, it takes a little getting used to, but it’s far superior to earlier Windows operating systems in some ways. If you’re ready to upgrade to the new OS, get in touch with Buffalo Computer Help and take your business into the new era.