Windows 7 was a really good, stable operating system, but like with everything else, it will finally be coming to an end.

Windows 7 is now more that nine years old and is now 2 1/2 versions behind the current os and support will be ending in 2020.

You will need to start planning now to begin the migration process as users are starting to experience incompatibility issues.

The big question that we always get asked, is should I upgrade my current computer or simply purchase a new Windows 10 unit. The answer will depend on the age of the computer and the internal hardware compatibility. As a rule of thumb, I would be reluctant to upgrade any computer that is more than 4 years old, simply because of aging hardware and a higher chance of incompatibility with the os. Also, if you do not have a solid state drive, 8gb of RAM or at least an i5 processor that I really wouldn’t bother, especially since New and Refurb computers have come down so much in price.

Realistically, why would you want to spend time, money and frustration on upgrading an older pc when you can get a PC with a 3 year warranty, with a new SSD drive, 8GB of Ram and an i5 processor for $299.

Windows 10 will require a bit of a learning curve, but honestly it’s a lot closer to Windows 7 in so many ways that it will not be too difficult. Of-course when you do decide to upgrade to a new unit, you will need to check that your current programs and printers are also Windows 10 compatible.

One of the  complaints that people have in Windows 10 is that they say they cannot find anything. The simplest way is to use the Cortana search by typing or talking into Cortana.

When you select the search box on the taskbar, Cortana will help you find things and get things done. Type what you’re looking for, or select the microphone next to the search box if you’d rather say it. (Your PC needs to have a microphone for you to talk with Cortana.) Learn more about Cortana.

Cortana home



Use the search box

Type what you’re looking for in the search box on the taskbar. You’ll get suggestions and answers to your questions, and search results from your PC and the web.

Search for settings

To find more results of a certain type, select the Find results in icon above the search box for apps, settings, documents, folders, photos, videos, music, email, calendar, people, or the web.