As most of you know, Microsoft has announced that technical assistance and security for Windows 7 has ended January 14, 2020.
If you are still running Windows 7, your computer will be more prone to malware, viruses, hackers and other future security flaws. It’s not advisable that you use it to run security sensitive programs or websites (banking, portfolio).
You have the option of upgrading to Windows 10 for free, but we recommend you have a professional do it. Here at AUM Computers, we make sure the computer is fully backed up prior to upgrade as the upgrade process does not always go smooth. We are still running a special for the upgrade. Many times, the upgrade can be done remotely so you don’t have to bring the computer in.
Since its debut in 2015, Windows 10 has become a safer and efficient operating system. Windows 10 streamlines the overall start up experience by cutting down on bloatware and unnecessary start up processes.
Finally, window 10 keeps up with major improvements in security. The Secure Boot feature from Windows 7 received an upgrade to offer even superior security. Secure Boot requires that any program that begins as the computer starts up needs to be recognized or evaluated by Microsoft and the hardware manufacturer. These security embellishments with Windows 10 make the Secure Boot feature even safer.