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April 21, 2021

It’s not too late.

If any of you are still running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on your computers.  You can still get a free upgrade to Windows 10.  I did one of these upgrades just last week.

Unless there is a specific reason you are staying with Windows 7 such as a required software program that you need that won’t run on Windows 10, I suggest that you upgrade.  This will ensure that you have all the security features of Windows 10 to help protect you and your private information from hackers.  Microsoft is no longer providing security updates for earlier versions of its operating system.

When you do an upgrade to Windows 10 you can choose to do a clean install which will wipe all your programs and data from your computer, or you can choose to keep all your files and your Apps that are already there and just upgrade the operating system itself.  Keeping your files and Apps is the most common choice when installing Windows 10.

The install takes a couple of hours to complete, there are a few questions that you need to answer along the way in the beginning of the install process, but it’s a straightforward process.
I recommend doing a complete backup of your system before beginning the install.  This ensures that you have all your documents, pictures, and any other data you need just in case there is any issue with the install.

If you have Vista operating system or a different version, there is a different process to update your computer.

If you decide to upgrade and you need assistance, give me a call.  I can point you in the right direction to get started or I can do the backup and update for you.

Have a great week!
Kathie Pearce
ComputerFAQ #51



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