Every software product has a birth...and a death. They fitting call the death part "end of life". Windows 7 will become EOL on January 14, 2020.
Your only options for your existing Windows 7 computer are to upgrade it or replace it. PCs tend to last about 3-5 years in a business and about 5-7 years in home, though your results may vary. Economy brand computers don't last nearly as long as more robust "rocketship" computers do. It comes down to what you spent when you bought it. Deciding on whether or not to upgrade it or replace it depends on you...and the computer. Above all...don't panic. The Windows 10 interface is very similar to Windows 7 in its "look and feel" so it's not a big learning curve.
If the computer has "good bones", meaning a multi-core Intel processor (i-3, i-5 or i-7) and 8gb of RAM, it is a candidate for the upgrade. You need to be happy with the end result, so starting off with a good foundation is key. Sometimes we see PCs that have good bones may also need more speed, so a hardware upgrade may be necessary for you to be truly happy. Give us a call or click the link below to check your Windows version. You can also click the button below to contact us to see if your PC is upgradable or not. We can offer advice on what new computer to pick and how to make a smooth transition to the new Windows 10 operating system.