Microsoft made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7 when it was released on October 22, 2009. When this 10-year period ends, 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.
What does end of support mean ?
After January 14, 2020, if your PC is running Windows 7, it will no longer receive security updates. Therefore, it’s important that you upgrade to a modern operating system such as Windows 10, which can provide the latest security updates to help keep you and your data safer. In addition, Microsoft customer service will no longer be available to provide Windows 7 technical support.
Will Internet Explorer still be supported on Windows 7?
Support for Internet Explorer on a Windows 7 device will also be discontinued on January 14, 2020. As a component of Windows, Internet Explorer follows the support lifecycle of the Windows operating system it’s installed on. See Lifecycle FAQ – Internet Explorer for more information.
Can I upgrade my existing PC to Windows 10?
Compatible Windows 7 PCs can be upgraded by purchasing and installing a full version of the software. For more information, see Windows 10 upgrade FAQ.
Is the Windows 10 free upgrade offer still available?
The Windows 10 free upgrade through the Get Windows 10 (GWX) app ended on July 29, 2016.
** The Special Offer **
There is no longer a path to do an upgrade from Windows 7 to windows 10, this means that a Fresh Install of Windows 10 needs to take place, a fresh install is just that, a clean install of Windows 10, this does not carry over or move your existing data and software applications to the new Windows 10 install , it just installs the Windows 10 operating system. Currently Windows 10 licensing runs $119.00-$199.00 per system depending on the version of windows 10 being installed Home or Professional and 32 or 64 Bit.
If you have 4GB or memory or more, you will need the 64 bit version to support memory configurations of 4-128 for Home and 4- 512GB for Professional. If you have less than this (Which I do not recommend) then you can use the 32-Bit version, but keep in mind any ram update will not be seen or used by the operating system after 3.75 GB if using the 32 bit version)
With the above said RSL computer solutions is offering a special on upgrading to Windows 10 if your hardware will support it (contact us for details) or see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/windows-10-pro/df77x4d43rkt/48DN?icid=W10Pro_upsell_071817 for hardware requirements.
I will back up your existing data files (documents, pictures, favorites videos and data folders) ** excludes applications and software which will need to be reinstalled and configured- However if you have your copies and product licensing for applications such as Office and general common applications we will attempt to reinstall and configure as was. We will install Windows 10, install available updates and security patches available at time of install, and move your backed-up data to the new Windows 10 install.
Special starting @ $165.00 for Windows 10 Home and basic installs- Please contact us for pricing on Windows 10 Pro and or more advanced installs and backups.
While doing an upgrade such as this is the perfect time to replace your slow mechanical hard drive with a fast SSD dive. We will offer special hardware upgrade prices on SSD drives and ram/memory.
This is a limited Time Special please call 513-816-1344 or email rick@rslcomputers to schedule your upgrade or with questions.