available upgrading from Windows 7 or Windows 8.0 – 8.1. Windows 10 is now stable so upgrading is no longer an issue. However, you do need to get used to the change of look which can be daunting for some.
The same experience was not there upgrading from Windows XP / Vista to Windows 7. If you do decide to stay with Windows 7, despite Windows 7 support ending.
We recommend that you disconnect from the Internet. Using the Internet after the cut-off date means you will be at risk of attack and if you are in a business this use could actually be illegal.
There are instances where companies stick with an operating system due to legacy apps no longer being supported.
If you are using such apps then we can create a Virtual Machine of Windows 7 and allow you to carry on using your app on top of Windows 10.
A Virtual Machine can be used on a Linux box, Mac, or a PC so you are not limited when it comes to upgrading. Virtual Machines can be blocked from Internet access, so you can have a modern environment with Internet access.
Within this, there can be a Virtual environment with the Network adapter switched off, just use your app in a sandboxed environment.
What do we recommend?
Well since Windows 7 support has ended, our first suggestion would be to replace the computer.
A computer that shipped with Windows 7 most likely be 5-6 years old, a computer this old may be running slower than expected and a little outdated.
Older computers running a mechanical drive, will not be performing in an optimal way so rather than us spending time and money updating an old machine we should consider buying a new device.
With a new device, you can get a newer faster machine for a much cheaper price than in the past.
Since Windows 7 support has ended, If you prefer not to replace the computer then at least consider adding an SSD and additional RAM if possible.
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