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Should I change from Windows 7 to Windows 10?

By on Aug 29, 2019 in Tips

Should I go to windows 10?

As many of you are aware now, in January Windows 7 support is coming to an end. So the question on many people’s minds is “Do I need to go to Windows 10?”

Bottom line is no.  At least not right away.

As time goes on, once Microsoft stops supporting one of their products, other companies follow suit.

Eventually you may find that a new program you want to run on your machine won’t run because it was not made to run on Windows 7. Some software that you currently use will also eventually stop updating. Generally speaking though, historically this is 2-3 years down the track, sometimes longer.

Some other considerations are..

* if you are currently running a business on a Windows 7 machine, the version of your accounting software that you are currently using may not work on windows 10.

*the physical machine you’re running windows 7 on may not run windows 10 very well.

*Windows 10 is quite different than Windows 7, so will require a time of adjustment for you.

*Majority of updates for windows are security updates which don’t really concern the average user so long as you have a good antivirus and firewall.

My Advice is if you really want to go to windows 10, buy a new machine that was built to run it. Eventually you will have little choice in the matter and will be virtually forced to go to windows 10. Until then, start putting $10 a week aside for the next couple of years. In 2 years you will have over a thousand dollars saved and your windows 7 machine will likely be close to retirement age anyway.

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