To stay with Windows 7,
or upgrade to Windows 10?

  • Is your computer at risk if you stay on Windows 7?
  • Is it possible to upgrade to Windows 10 for free?
  • Is the transition to Windows 10 complicated? What are the risks?
Move to Windows 10 or stay on Windows 7?


To begin with, you need to ask yourself whether to switch from Windows 7 to Windows 10.

Our advice is definitely yes – but the answer is not so clear. It depends on many factors. We will talk about whether and why to update below. How to do it? We have the answer to that too!

Before your PC can handle the transition to Windows 10, you need to ask yourself why you should no longer have Windows 7!

By default, Microsoft has been providing support for its products for 10 years. Windows 7 was officially launched on October 22, 2009. This means that 10 years of support for Windows 7 have passed and its official end came on January 14, 2020. Even the vast majority of Windows 7 development stopped on January 13, 2015.


To see if we can upgrade your computer to Windows 10, we need to answer the following:

  • How fast is Windows 7 working for you now?
  • How long have you had your computer?
  • How old is your computer?
  • How much free disk space do you have?

Microsoft has done a really good job of optimizing Windows 10 to work on older devices, but it’s still a modern operating system, and your device could have trouble running Windows 10. Let’s go this step by step.

How fast does it work?

This is a very subjective question, but there is basically a simple answer.

Are you used to going to the toilet or making coffee after pressing the power button on your computer or laptop? If you answered yes, in addition to updating to Windows 10, you would need to give your PC a little IT HELP Wellness.

By default, the computer should turn on within 30 seconds, ideally around 15-20 seconds. Yes – 20 seconds! You read correctly.

Can I have Windows 10 on my 8 year old computer?

Given that 8 years ago the complexity of the operating system was at a lower level, it is possible that your computer would not be able to update to Windows 10. It could even be even slower than now. In this case, it is better to think about a new laptop. If you need help choosing a new NB or PC, we will be happy to help you with that and send you a free price offer according to your budget.

Updating to Windows 10 requires a lot of time, patience, and disk space, so be sure not to update to Windows 10 before watching a movie or working urgently. Best when you won’t need a PC for a few hours. If you are afraid to start, do not hesitate to call us, we will be happy to help you with the update.

You should have at least 20 GB (gigabytes) of free space on the disk where you have the system installed (usually drive “C”). After installation, you will not have much free space from these 20 GB, so we recommend that you set aside at least 30 GB or more for it, so that you do not run out of space during the upgrade.

What about the programs I have installed?

For the best possible operation, we recommend installing Windows 10 as a completely new and clean system, and then installing. the programs. But it is a more complicated way. When upgrading to Windows 10, you have the option to keep all programs, only Windows 7 will change to Windows 10.

If you need to consult the upgrade to Windows 10 – call us and we will advise you free of charge.


The operating system also has its life cycle and its development during its existence. Initially, it contains many bugs that developers fix and release updates to. Many times not only bugs but even security holes are found in the operating system. Thanks to them, “heckers” attackers can attack your computer. They do it for the sake of profit or damage. They can encrypt your computer, erase or steal your data. Subsequently, they will ask you for money to return the data to its original state. It is clear that you should never pay for something like this. You should have other means to recover your data. We’ll write about that next time. Back to why it’s important to update. Thanks to these updates, these holes are fixed by so-called security patches.

Whenever a new update is released – developers release a list of changes to make it clear to those who are interested in what’s new and what to look out for. From a different point of view, however, this means literally instructions for attackers on what did not work in the previous version, so they can more accurately target their attacks because they already know what did not work.

So now that we’ve said why it’s important to update, we can return to the question of whether you want to keep your operating system running after 14th of January 2020 on your computer, or rather increase the security of your PC and upgrade to the latest version of Windows 10?

If you have decided that you would rather keep Windows 7, thank you for reading this far and we believe that you will come back to us for other articles, such as – data backup.

Using Windows 7, nothing special will happen to your PC, only Microsoft will no longer update your system and thus will be more susceptible to attack. Gradually, it may happen that some programs that you use also stop receiving updates, which only leads to a deterioration in the security of your PC.

Therefore, you should consider at least the protection by a high quality antivirus program.