Microsoft will be ending support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. With this comes the potential for problems and security risks for all computers still running Windows 7. While Windows 7 machines may still be used after Microsoft ends support, we do not recommend it.
“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.” - Microsoft
“After January 14, 2020, if your PC is running Windows 7, it will no longer receive security updates.” - Microsoft
“In addition, Microsoft customer service will no longer be available to provide Windows 7 technical support.” – Microsoft
This is the Windows 7 Start button. If the Start button on your computer (the button at the bottom left of the screen) looks like this one, that computer is likely running Windows 7. We are strongly encouraging all of our clients to upgrade to Windows 10 in 2019.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns or call the store at 306.692.8324.
It seems like the con artists are back at it again. If someone calls you and says that they are from Microsoft immediately hang up the phone. Microsoft is a billion dollar corporation and doesn't call random people to tell them that their computer is infected. Generally they will tell you that your computer is infected and that they can clean it up for you remotely. Once you follow their directions and give them access to your PC the con artist will generally load some junkware that "indicates" how infected you are. After a bit of poking around they will tell you that it will cost $XXX. XX to fix it and that they accept credit card over the phone. If you have received this call and actually allowed the caller remote access to your PC bring it to us immediately so we can rid it of all the junk ware and spyware that they may have installed. It is also recommended that you change passwords and contact your bank or credit card company if you gave them that information.
The images below show you different pop up windows we have seen to entice you to call them.
MICROSOFT ANNOUNCES THE END OF WINDOWS 7 AND OFFICE 2010 SUPPORT!