Yes, it is true! Windows 7 is being retired in 2020. January 14th, 2020 to be exact. Microsoft released Windows 7 in 2009. It was a solid product for 10 years. However, it is time to say goodbye to Windows 7.
I know it can be concerning to upgrade to the newest Microsoft Operating System. Afterall Microsoft really scared its users with the interface of the miserable Windows 8 Operating System. The good news is that Windows 10 is not much different than Windows 7. It has a traditional “Start” menu and starts up in the familiar “Desktop Mode” that we have been used to since Windows 95.
Getting to Windows 10 has two paths; either purchase a new (or new-used) computer, or upgrade your current computer. It is important to let us study your current computer to see if Windows 10 will run on, or run well on your current computer. Like the retiring of Windows XP, the real concern for Windows 7 going away is how old is your hardware if you are running Windows 7. For example, if you have a computer from 2011, it will have Windows 7 but will not run Windows 10 well. In addition, it is risky to pay labor to get your computer from 2011 upgraded because your hardware will most likely fail making that decision a risky one. Call our office at 262.662.0811 for a FREE assessment of your current computer. We can remote into your computer, study the hardware and make some recommendations based on what you have for technology.