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Windows 7 End of Life is Around the Corner

Are you one of the 40.1% of users who still have a Windows 7 Operating System?

Microsoft released a bulletin announcing End of Life support for Windows 7.

Starting back on July 15th, 2015, Windows 10 has been available as an upgrade from Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.

Nearly 4 years have passed since Windows 10 went on the market, and as with most change, there are fans of the old style that aren’t quite ready to take the leap.

End of Life Means End of Support

After January 14, 2020, security updates and support for Windows 7 PCs will no longer be available.


Security updates are a critical part of keeping your data protected. Without these, your computer is at higher risk for malware and viruses.

 If you use a Windows 7 PC at home for remote work, be sure to get the upgrade to Windows 10 before your machine becomes a liability. Talk to your Superior Managed IT representative on how to upgrade.

Taking the Leap: Compatibility Check

When you determine you’re ready to upgrade to Windows 10, you will want to work with your Superior Managed IT representative to see if your current computer specs meet the requirements. Listed below are the system requirements necessary to be compatible with the new operating system.

System Requirements to Qualify for a Windows 10 Upgrade:

Required processor 1 GHz or faster compatible processor
Required memory 1GB RAM for 32-bit; 2GB for 64-bit
Required hard disk space Up to 20GB available hard disk space
Required video card 800 x 600 screen resolution or higher.
DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver
Required connectivity Internet access (fees may apply)
Other system requirements Microsoft account required for some features.
Watching DVDs requires separate playback software

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Change isn’t Always Easy

We understand that a new operating system brings a lot of changes to your daily routine. That is why our team here at Superior Managed IT created a Windows 10 Tips and Tricks guide to help navigate the new interface. For more information about training materials, please reach out to your Superior Managed IT representative directly.

Our Service Desk Analysts are here to answer any questions you may have about upgrading, and if your computer doesn’t meet the system requirements, can also provide alternative options for replacement.

We are here to help! Contact us to start your upgrade today!

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