‘Just to Notify Everybody who is Still Using Windows 7: –
You have a few weeks or so left before you hit the deadline at which you should have upgraded to Windows 10 and/or stop using Windows 7; because Windows 7 will become obsolete and I guarantee you will get huge problems before 2020 is out.
Really – the hackers and scammers are waiting for people who don’t bother to upgrade and are still using Windows 7, and they’ll have a field day with them: Emptying their bank accounts & stealing their identities.
You may think that the above doesn’t apply to you; particularly if you’re careful surfing the web, and you use a decent antivirus. The fact is, though, that you are risking your security in a big way. There is a reason why Microsoft continually produce updates and patches for Windows, and when the operating system you’re using becomes obsolete – as Windows 7 will in January 2020 – there will be no more security patches and and updates for that particular operating system produced by Microsoft. As a result of that scammers and hackers will go on finding new security holes in the OS, but Microsoft will no longer be issuing patches for the newly discovered vulnerabilities – and you’ll be left susceptible as a result.
Websites such as Tech Support Guy ( techguy dot org ) will wrongfully and irresponsibly support you in running obsolete operating systems, and will even tell you that you’ll be all right if you’re careful. While it’s true that some people get away with it; the fact of the matter is that; rather than being a case of IF your security breaks down, it’s a case of when it happens.
* – You might not even need your Windows 7 key.
They become obsolete and new ones are created for you to upgrade to in order to keep up with emerging technologies and to defeat security threats.
You cannot beat the system; no matter how smart you think you are: If you buck the trend you’ll lose out in the end. There are two imperative things that you should always do. – Those two things are back-up and upgrade. If you do those two things, regardless of how many tech support websites full of anonymous “helpers” tell you otherwise, it’ll go a long way to keeping you safe online, keeping your data safe. The faceless people at these ‘tech-help’ websites “help” you under an alias, so that they can’t be held accountable for any bad advice that they give you.
I'm not faceless and I don't hide away from accountability.
You know who I am; -
You’re free to ignore my advice - but you do so at your own risk and at your peril.