PSA: Windows 7 goes end of life on 14th of January 2020

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PSA: Windows 7 goes end of life on 14th of January 2020

This is a PSA to make you aware that the much loved Microsoft Windows 7 operating system is nearing the end of it’s mainstream life, as of 14th of January 2020, there will be no further security fixes, software updates or support available from Microsoft. Their official announcement page can be found here:

For this reason we recommend upgrading to Windows 10, below you will find a guide on how to do this.

  1. Navigate to and select Download tool now, and select Run. You need to be an administrator to run this tool.
  2. On the License terms page, if you accept the license terms, select Accept.
  3. On the What do you want to do? page, select Upgrade this PC now, and then select Next.
  4. After downloading and installing, the tool will walk you through how to set up Windows 10 on your PC. All Windows 10 editions are available when you select Windows 10, except for Enterprise edition. If you don’t have a license to install Windows 10 and have not yet previously upgraded to it, you can purchase a copy here:
  5. If you previously upgraded to Windows 10 on this PC and you’re reinstalling it, you don’t need to enter a product key. Your copy of Windows 10 will automatically activate later using your digital license.
  6. When Windows 10 is ready to install, you’ll see a recap of what you’ve chosen, and what will be kept through the upgrade. Select Change what to keep to set whether you would like to Keep personal files and apps, or Keep personal files only, or choose to keep Nothing during the upgrade.
  7. Save and close any open apps and files you may be running, and when you’re ready, select Install.
  8. It might take some time to install Windows 10, and your PC will restart a few times. Make sure you don’t turn off your PC.

If you have any further questions regarding Windows Update, Microsoft has your back, they’ve got an FAQ page here:

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