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04/06/2017 - Windows Vista users need to consider migrating

Windows Vista is no longer supported by Microsoft. Users will no longer receive security updates and patches. This will leave their computers venerable to Virus and Ransom ware attack.

Windows Vista was not eligible for free update to Windows 10, so users were likely stranded on Vista.

If you are concerned about migrating away from Vista or other outdated operating systems such as Windows XP, and wish to discuss your options going forward, contact me for advice.

21/06/2016 - Windows Vista users need to prepare for end of support

Windows Vista is nearing the end of support by Microsoft, from 11/04/2017 no more security updates or patches will be issued.  This recent article discusses it: Windows Vista support ends exactly one year from today

Unlike Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users you will not qualify for a free upgrade.

If you wish to discuss your options or need help upgrading Windows Vista, don't hesitate to get in touch.

06/06/2015 - Windows 10 available 29th July

hello world: windows 10 available on July 29

Registered users of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 who've got Windows update enabled will be offered a FREE upgrade to Windows 10.

If you have any doubts about whether Windows 10 is right for you or when or how you should upgrade, get in touch for advice.

01/06/2014 - Two weeks to save your Windows PC...

Security experts have managed to temporarily halt a world wide botnet. They say it is only a matter of time until the criminals get back in control. They estimate you have two weeks to save your infected PC.

Infected Computers can be sluggish and unresponsive.  Internet access can be very slow.   Running a good up to date antivirus and/or anti malware solution can prevent such infections.  If you have any doubts about whether your PC has been infected, get in touch.

12/02/2014 - Less than 60 days till Windows XP goes out of support

The 13 year-old Windows XP has less than 60 days support from Microsoft. This ends on April 8th 2014. After that date you will not be able to use windows update to get security updates. This could leave your computer vulnerable to attack, especially if it is connected to the internet.

To discuss your options for Windows XP, contact me for advice.

Windows 8.1 now available

Microsoft's Windows 8.1 was released on October 26th 2013.  Windows 8.1 saw the return of the Start button, but not the Start menu.  There are loads of third-party methods of getting the Start menu back, so there's no need to panic.

If you have any doubts about whether Windows 8.1 is right for you and whether you should upgrade, ring me for advice.

Windows 8 available soon!

Yes, Microsoft's Windows 8 will be available on new PCs and tablet computers from October 26th.  Windows 8 will also be available to purchase as an upgrade for existing windows users. 

Windows 8 is the latest release in Microsoft's Windows series of operating systems and probably the most controversial.

If you have any doubts about whether Windows 8 is right for you and whether you should upgrade, ring me for advice.

06/06/2013 - Windows 8.1 preview available soon!

Been struggling with windows 8?  Can't get the hang of the new Start screen, miss the Start button?  Microsoft are going to preview Windows 8.1 on 26th June 2013.   It is believed some of the features removed with Windows 8 will make a return in Windows 8.1.

If you have any doubts about whether Windows 8 is right for you and whether you should upgrade, ring me for advice.

26/10/2012 - Windows 8 available now!

Yes, Microsoft's Windows 8 will be available on new PCs and tablet computers from October 26th.  Windows 8 will also be available to purchase as an upgrade for existing windows users.

Windows 8 is the latest release in Microsoft's Windows series of operating systems and probably the most controversial.

If you have any doubts about whether Windows 8 is right for you and whether you should upgrade, ring me for advice.

Windows 8 available soon!

Yes, Microsoft's Windows 8 will be available on new PCs and tablet computers from October 26th.  Windows 8 will also be available to purchase as an upgrade for existing windows users.

Windows 8 is the latest release in Microsoft's Windows series of operating systems and probably the most controversial.

If you have any doubts about whether Windows 8 is right for you and whether you should upgrade, ring me for advice.

50% of home Wi-Fi networks insecure

Recent research has discovered that 50% of home Wi-Fi networks are insecure. Life assistance company CPP has found that nearly half of home Wi-Fi networks are insecure in some way.

If you are unsure about the security on your home Wi-Fi network why not speak to me about it.

Windows 7 released!

Windows 7 is Microsoft's brand new replacement for Vista and XP.

Confused about the best way to get Windows 7?  Not sure whether to buy a new PC or upgrade your existing one?  Give me a call.  I have extensive knowledge of Windows 7 through the Microsoft beta programme.

Windows 7 Operating System released soon!

Microsoft's Windows 7 is on it's way, it'll be here sooner than you think.

October 22nd 2009 is the official release date.  Windows 7 is Microsoft's brand new replacement for Vista and XP.  PC's purchased between now and the release day should come with a voucher entitling you to a FREE Windows 7 upgrade DVD (You may be asked to pay for post and packing).

I have extensive knowledge of Windows 7 through the Microsoft beta programme and can give you advice on the best way to upgrade or move to the new operating system.