When it comes to using computers and other devices, it is extremely important to keep them protected and secure. Neglecting to do so could result in the loss of data and other important information (even things like your credit card number or even your customers’ financial information. Keeping your laptop or desktop computer updated can greatly reduce security threats and keep your computer protected and safe. Today, we’re covering the importance of keeping your operating system up-to-date along with information about Windows 7 End of Life. If you need help updating your computer or have any questions, feel free to reach out to Chipheads Computer Repair. We are always happy to help and can provide a free quote for any of your Richfield computer repair needs.

Operating System

When it comes to your laptop or desktop computer, one of the most important things you can keep updated is your operating system. In years past, updates were largely neglected by many computer owners, resulting in issues with their devices. These days, Windows and other operating systems pretty much force you to keep things updated, with pop-ups and other notifications. Anytime you notice there are updates for your device, we recommend you install them. Keeping your operating system updated will ensure any security issues or problems are patched, reducing your risk for problems down the road.

Windows 7 support ended on January 14th, 2020. Devices that still utilize Windows 7 will no longer receive updates, putting their computers at risk. Those that use Windows 7 for business may still receive support, however, it is going to cost them. We recommend updating to Windows 10 as soon as possible. Along with having lots of new features, it will also ensure your device is safer and more protected.

Contact Chipheads Computer Repair in Richfield, Minnesota Today

Need help upgrading your laptop or desktop computer? Contact our computer repair shop in Richfield today to schedule an appointment. We’d be happy to provide a free quote and get you added to our schedule. Next week, we’ll be releasing part 2 of The Importance of Keeping Your Computer Updated, stay tuned!