If your computer is running on anything older than Windows Vista or Windows 7, it’s time to upgrade. Microsoft is suspending its support for Windows XP in 2014, cutting all Microsoft security updates. Software vendors are also likely to withdraw their technical assistance soon after, so this is the best time to ensure you’re not left behind.
Upgrading is a quick, inexpensive process that will guarantee you will consistently receive future updates and security patches from Microsoft. In addition, you will enjoy improved computer performance for greater employee productivity and efficient business operations.
Unfortunately, not all computers can be upgraded to Windows 7. Older computers may not be eligible for the upgrade, especially if they do not meet the requirements of the new software and if they are equipped with slower processors, limited memory capacity, or smaller hard drives. If this is the case, consider replacing these computers with newer ones. We can help you get rid of old equipment, transfer all data, and ensure nothing is left on the old hard drives. Note that old computers can be recycled at no cost to your company in most cases.
Cutting costs on computer replacement
To cut costs when replacing old computers, opt for refurbished computers as opposed to brand-new ones. Refurbished computers may already have the Windows 7 operating system pre-installed and may also come with a hardware warranty. However, ensure that you work with a reputable dealer, preferably one who is registered with Microsoft, in order to get quality products running genuine Microsoft software.
Assess what you have
If you’re not sure how to proceed, give us a call and we will do a quick evaluation of your computers and determine whether your computers have the necessary hardware specifications for the Windows 7 upgrade.
Transitioning to the newer operating system should not be a problem and with the proper planning, you’ll be able to get the new upgrades without much downtime. Our expert technicians will also ensure no data is lost during the upgrade process.