Windows 7 Support Ends This Week: What it Means

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WPCNR TECHNOLOGIST From Aaron Woodin, PC Ventures. December 23, 2019:

I’ve been fielding a lot of calls about the apparent end of 
support/end of life for Microsoft Windows 7.

Here are my thoughts:
There is no need to panic.  Any computer running Windows 7 will 
continue to function normally after Microsoft’s deadline.
End of support/end of life simply means that Microsoft will no longer 
issue new updates (outside of extraordinary security issues that crop 
up every now and then), and that you cannot call me directly for 
operating system support, even for the traditional $150 ‘per incident’ fee.
So, what am I recommending, overall? 
Again, don’t panic and feel you need to get a new computer before the 
If your computer is more than about 3.5 – 4 years, old, consider 
replacing it proactively. (most computers only work reliably for about 
that amount of time, any way)
Regardless of which Operating System and computer you use, please back 
everything up – my recommendation is an online service called 
In addition, when the time comes to replace a computer, please have 
all usernames, passwords, etc organized.  And try to find any 
installation discs, etc so we can reinstall your programs.
The good news is that computers continue their 35+ year trend of 
getting better, faster and less expensive.
Any questions?  Please don’t hesitate to email, text or call.
I wish everyone a wonderful Holiday season and a great 2020!

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