Windows 7 support has ended; what now?

What happens now that Windows 7 support has ended?

Now that Microsoft have officially ended support for Windows 7, users of the old operating system should be more aware than ever that continuing to use Windows 7 will make their systems vulnerable to security risks, viruses, and hardware/software failures. So what do you do now?

Well, in order to stay protected you have two options:

  1. Upgrade your current Operating System: Migrating to Windows 10 takes a bit of planning, especially if you plan on doing it yourself. There are basically three approaches:
    1. Wipe-and-load: Backup your computer, wipe your hide drive completely, install Windows 10, then restore your backup.
    1. Run an in-place upgrade: this automates the migration of user data, settings, applications, and drivers from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
    1. Dynamic provisioning: if you have one, this allows your IT department to configure new Windows 10 computers onto the domain without having to re-image those devices.


This is where TechPoint can help. We can help guide you through the planning and upgrade process to Windows 10, and make it much easier on your business and your budget. We can help to migrate your operating system and programs from older versions of Windows to the newer Windows platforms however, not many older systems will be able to run Windows 10, in which case, you’ll need to upgrade your hardware.

  • Get a new PC: If your current computer cannot run Windows 10, its time to shop for a new one. Be sure to contact us for a great selection of new PC’s that fit your budget. They’re more powerful, lightweight, and stylish than ever before with an average price point that’s considerably less expensive than the average computer was 10 years ago.


What is your business Operating Systems succession plan?

As a Microsoft Business Partner with friendly and knowledgeable technicians, TechPoint has the expertise and the resources to assist your business migration or upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10. TechPoint’s valued partners include Industry leaders like Lenovo, Dell and HP, bringing you attractive options for your new PC’s.

Do you need help or advice securing your systems?

Call TechPoint today to discuss at: 1-888-801-1777, email us at sales@tech-point.ca, or use the form on this page to contact us.


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