Easy steps to make your computer safe

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Blog, IT Tips | Comments Off on Easy steps to make your computer safe

Computer security is complex and far reaching and many people don’t have the time or interest to ensure that they have properly safeguarded their computers.  Large companies spend millions of pounds on IT security but here are some simple steps that everyone can implement.

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How Important Are Windows Updates

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Windows | Comments Off on How Important Are Windows Updates

Windows updates help keep your computer running smoothly and safely.

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Is it time to upgrade your business from Windows 7?

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Blog, Windows | Comments Off on Is it time to upgrade your business from Windows 7?

Is Windows 7 fit for your business? Microsoft warns that Windows 7 is no longer fit for businesses as it can no longer meet the growing needs of modern technology and increasing security standards demanded by businesses.  Markus Nitschke, Head of Windows at Microsoft Germany, says that businesses who don’t upgrade over the next three years face increased problems with security, reliability and compatibility which will lead to increased operating costs.   Security Whilst many would like to see security improvements to Windows 7 it is unlikely to happen. Microsoft are focussed on Windows 10, it provides better security than Windows 7 and by making it the superior option Microsoft hope to encourage more users to upgrade.   Many took advantage of the free upgrade when Windows 10 was first launched, it is worth noting that Windows 7 and 8 can still be legally upgraded to Windows 10, despite this free upgrade officially expiring in July 2016.   When does Windows 7 Support End? Windows 7 is still the most popular Operating System for desktops and laptops with 48% of the market share.  However the deadline for Windows 7 support is January 2020, at this point Microsoft will no longer issue security updates and patches and it will be strongly advisable to upgrade. Each business will need to decide when is the right time to upgrade to Windows 10 by assessing if their security needs are being met and establishing if there are any operating issues.  Over time Windows 7 and 8 users will be obliged to upgrade as increasingly they will find compatibility issues with new applications and online services.  However many businesses may find their bespoke software is not compatible with Windows 10 and the cost to upgrade is more than just a Windows 10 licence.   Why Upgrade to Windows 10? The greatest advantage of Windows 10 is the improved security, functionality and management.  However each business will need to plan for an upgrade, seek professional advice, look atthe cost implications and not leave it until the last minute. Windows 10 has 24% market share but this is set to grow as people upgrade to escape the security and operating issues with Windows 7, which Microsoft say is based-upon “long-outdated security...

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Time to Upgrade Your Windows Vista Computer

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Windows | Comments Off on Time to Upgrade Your Windows Vista Computer

There are many people happy with computers that “just work” running Windows XP or Windows Vista. Microsoft, however, no longer issues security updates and patches for Windows XP and Windows Vista will no longer be receiving these patches after 11 April 2017 . Without security updates, which protect your computer from malware, your computer is no longer safe to use online.

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How to choose the right IT Support company for your business

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on How to choose the right IT Support company for your business

Having an experienced and knowledgeable IT support provider can help your small business thrive. We have put together some points to consider when choosing the right IT Support company.

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Stop Automatic Windows 10 Update

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Windows | Comments Off on Stop Automatic Windows 10 Update

Windows 7 and 8 users will be familiar with icons requesting the free upgrade to Windows 10.  Whilst we would recommend the upgrade some users are choosing not to switch due to personal preference or because the software they use is not supported.  If you have Windows Update enabled on your computer the install files may already be on your operating system, and there have been many cases where computers have automatically updated to Windows 10 without authorisation.  We’ve had numerous clients seeking advice about the Windows 10 upgrade which has been unauthorised or unsuccessful. If you want to stop the automatic upgrade to Windows 10 on your computer all you have to do is go to Stop Win 10 Upgrade  where it will explain what to do.  It is three simple steps as follows: Click on the turquoise/green “Download now” button which will put the program on your computer Open the program and click the option to “Disable Win 10 Update” Finally click the link “Remove Win 10...

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