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Effective January 14, 2020, Microsoft will discontinue Windows 7 support so that we can focus our investment on supporting newer technologies and great new experiences. The specific end of support day for Windows 7 will be January 14, 2020. After that, technical assistance and software updates from Windows Update that help protect your PC will no longer be available for the product. Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to Windows 10 sometime before January 2020 to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available.

PC Repair can help you with this transition. It important to know that dependent on the year, make and model of your pc running Windows 7, you might NOT be able to upgrade to Windows 10. If this is the case, we can help you find a new or refurbished pc with Windows 10 at an affordable price.

Upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 takes preparation. Here is what PC Repair performs to each computer prior to the upgrade process. The following steps should be done in order to ensure your computer will come back up and and run. Worst case, you can use your backup data and build a new Windows 10 computer with your data.

First thing we need to know is what programs/applications you are currently running on Windows 7. We will then check to see if they will work under a Windows 10 environment. If so, you are good to go at this point. If the program does not work within Windows 10 you have to decide on getting one that works or seek an alternative program if the software manufacturer does not have a working program for Windows 10.

Next you should backup your entire computer. There have been times during the Windows 10 installation that the install fails. This can now leave you with a system that won’t start. Most times, it goes back to Windows 7 if the installation fails, but you should be prepared. Backup all your “hidden files”, bookmarks and anything else you need. You can not backup programs/applications. Do Not Install Windows 10 until you backup your computer.

Next you should find yourself a Windows 10 upgrade disc. You can find that on-line. Next give yourself a good 4 hours to babysit your machine as it will ask you questions during the install. You will know within an hour or so if it will work. If it does fail, it could be simple the age of the machine and processor. Time to upgrade to a new/refurbished computer.

PC Repair has the time and technology to get your machine up and running without changing the current layout. Give us a call today and let us help you in this upgrade process from end of life Windows 7 to Windows 10.

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