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Windows 7 to Windows 10 Migration

Windows 7 has been a fantastic operating system; it provided a great leap in functionality from its major predecessors – Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Although many users have grown to love Windows 7 and are perhaps reluctant to move away from the operating system, it is now becoming an important move to make, especially seeing as support for Windows 7 is ending completely in January 2020.

What will happen when Windows 7 support stops?

When Microsoft officially stop supporting Windows 7 there may not be any immediately visible effects, but there are some serious implications.

The main one being that Microsoft will no longer release security updates for Windows 7 – this means that as new vulnerabilities are discovered hackers will be able to take full advantage of them, knowing that Microsoft will not “close the security holes”.

In addition, as we move past the end of life date for Windows 7, other software providers are likely to stop supporting the operating system, which means that programs such as antivirus apps, web browsers and other software will potentially stop working with Windows 7 (We have seen the same thing happen to many programs on Windows XP and Windows Vista).

Should I upgrade to Windows 10?

The logical move is to upgrade your computer to Windows 10. However, there are some considerations to make here as well, in order to determine whether or not an upgrade is viable.

There are lots of factors to consider including the cost of the upgrade, the age of your computer, the hardware specifications and whether or not your computer will be capable of running Windows 10.

How Qwerty IT can help

Upgrade Assessment

We can come out to look at your existing computer or laptop and confirm whether or not it is possible to upgrade to Windows 10. We can also give you a quote for performing the upgrade as well as our honest opinion as to whether it is sensible to upgrade.

Performing the upgrade

If you decide to go ahead, we can handle the entire upgrade process for you – we can help you to purchase the Windows 10 licence, we can install and configure windows 10 and make sure everything goes smoothly.

Data Transfer

Don’t worry about your data; we will back up all of your important files and transfer them over to Windows 10 once it is installed. We take a complete backup of your entire computer beforehand, to make sure that nothing is missed.

Program Transfer

Although it isn’t possible to directly transfer programs from one operating system to another we can reinstall programs once Windows 10 has been loaded. We can also help to find replacement programs for software that is no longer compatible with Windows 10.

Windows 10 Training

Don’t worry, as part of the standard service we will make the transition as smooth as possible – we’ll even customize Windows 10 to look and feel like Windows 7 if you want us to. Finally, we will also provide you with a short training session after the upgrade, just to make sure you are comfortable working with the new operating system.

Hardware Replacement

In some cases it may not be feasible to upgrade your existing computer or laptop to Windows 10. This could be due to compatibility or performance. In these cases we can provide hardware upgrades to make the device compatible or we can give you advice on purchasing a new computer with Windows 10 pre-installed.

If you have a computer or laptop currently running on Windows 7 and you would like to find up about upgrading to Windows 10, give us a call or fill in our contact form below.

If you live in Perth or surrounding areas we can often come out the same day to look at your computer or laptop, and we can provide you with a free assessment and quote to confirm the cost and feasibility of upgrading to Windows 10.

What our clients say

Below you can find just a small selection of testimonials from some of our retail customers.

I tried the machine tonight and it’s clearly muck quicker. The software starts up a lot quicker and seems a bit more responsive too. All other things I tried no longer had the pause from before so it’s really good.

Stuart Cairns

Fantastic service every time. Would highly recommend David at QWERTY IT.

Anonymous

I was impressed by your service. You gave a speedy response to my call identified the issues I had and resolved them quickly and professionally.

I would have no hesitation in contacting you again should I need to. Your phone number is pinned up above my Laptop!!!!

Maggie Younger

David of Qwerty IT Services gives a very prompt and professional service at reasonable prices. I would recommend this company 100%.

Jill Rennie

I’m absolutely delighted with the work Qwertyit did for me recently. It was a tricky job involving the replacement of a cracked screen.
Dave was extremely helpful and professional and I would definitely use them again.
Excellent value from a locally based company who put personal service first.
Thank you!

Jane Paterson

Hi would just like to say a big thankyou. Have had the upgrade done that I won recently and am very happy with the results.

Helen Duncan

When our ELDERLY computer would not start we decided to contact Qwerty IT Services in the hope that it could be saved and all its files. The fact that David would come to the house was a bonus.  David responded quickly and was so pleasant and friendly, explaining what was needing done in a way we could understand without being patronising.

Our elderly computer is now up and running but we know that it is on borrowed time so we are now working with David to have a new computer built to our own specifications.

Excellent service from start to finish.

P & R Gibb

Have used David to fix various problems and install hardware on many occasions and found him to be excellent and very knowledgeable,does not talk down to those less PC savvy.

Peter Campbell

Just a little note to thank you very much for the work carried out on our Computer We were very pleased with your prompt attention to this matter and hope that you will be of service to us if needed in the future Internet meantime working and we shall recommend you to our friends Thanks again Jim and Sheila Cooper.

Jim and Sheila Cooper

I was impressed with the quiet, efficient and friendly manner in which David listened to the problems I was having with my Computer. After carefully examining the various options available David accepted my decision to purchase a new Computer (My current Unit was passed it’s best) and arranged for a new Computer to be purchased and set-up to my requirements, including the transfer of all pertinent information from the old machine.

Keith Smith

We are delighted with the speedy, efficient service you gave us in setting up our home wifi. We cannot recommend you too highly and will certainly use your business for future assistance. For older people who have not grown up with IT we found it a comfort to know we have someone we can turn to when problems arise or if we require advice.

Moira Brock

Thank you for your prompt attention re setting up my wi fi printer to my I pad .
Also for finding and downloading Documents which enables me to type up my short stories and poetry .
Although these are simple tasks for you it was too much of a task for this non technical pensioner .
I will certainly have no hesitation in calling on your help in future should I need it .
Thank you .

Lorna Easton

Excellent service from Dave, Quick response, friendly and careful consultation, and problem sorted. Would definitely recommend.

Duncan Helm

Dave was extremely helpful and informative when we decided to purchase a new PC. He gave us options to select from and we ordered and received the computer within a week. Dave copied all info from our previous computer and gave us help using our new one.

Marian

Thank you so much for your help in solving our computer problems. It is a pleasure to recommend your efficiency and helpfulness. Two ‘oldies’ are so grateful that we now have somebody to consult to sort out our computer problems.  Thank you!

Karl and Audrey Prakel

Highly recommend Dave’s services. We had him replace the power supply on our PC and upgrade the hard drive in a new laptop. He was very efficient, clear about the process and price.

J Fry

Would highly recommend David for his service

Joyce

I can only thank, David not only his help but his thorough expertise of all computer maters relating to the issues I had with my computer. Not to mention the fact that he was always at the end of the phone for any follow up questions. I would have no hesitation whatsoever, in recommending him to anyone.

Alfred A. Beattie

I was very happy with the work done by David at Qwertyitservices in setting up my new laptop. Would certainly recommend to anyone.

Jill Rennie

We found Dave Silvester easy to work with and friendly, helpful and competent.

Mary & Andrew Dundas

Responded quickly to my call to set up a new Printer. Can highly recommend.

Loraine Graham

Any problem with my computer Is always solved and corrected.

Speedy and without any haggle.

Elmars Miezis

This service was excellent. The person came to my house, assessed what the IT problem was with my email and attachments and fixed it quickly. I have had no problems  ever since.

A good reliable and bespoke service which I will definitely use again if required.

Shona Weir

Excellent service, prompt responses, expert advice.

Athayde Tonhasca
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