Have you upgraded to Windows 11 yet? Still, hanging out on Windows 8 or even 7? Wondering if there may be any risks to using an unsupported operating system? Today, Chipheads Computer Repair in Richfield, Minnesota is discussing some of the dangers of using an operating system that is no longer being supported. Have any questions about the operating system you are using? Think you may need help from our computer repair shop in the Twin Cities area? For any of your needs, simply reach out. We’re always happy to assist.

Outdated Software

Depending upon what software you use on your computer, it can often become outdated, with developers dropping support for operating systems that are no longer being updated. This can cause problems with the software, security issues, make it stop working entirely, etc. For business owners, this can be an extremely annoying thing to deal with, especially if you suddenly lose support.

No Security Updates

As mentioned with the outdated software and security issues that may come with using those, using your unsupported operating system, in general, can open you up to security issues that are no longer being addressed on your system. With new updates, small problems and loopholes are fixed, making it harder for hackers and such to become a problem. Without these updates, you open yourself (and customers if you run a business from your device) up to a lot of security risks.

Loss of Data
With a lack of security updates and such comes the risk of hackers, malware, etc. which can lead to the loss of important data such as credit card information, usernames, passwords, etc. If you are running a business with the computer(s) you may also be putting your customer’s data at risk too.

Contact Our Twin Cities Computer Repair Shop Today

Need help updating your computer to the latest operating system? Think you may need Twin Cities computer repair services? For any of your needs, simply reach out to Chipheads Computer Repair today.