Upgrading to Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10

Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 operating systems provide an excellent, stable and reliable platform for all your computing needs. They are easy for the consumer to get along with, fairly intuitive with recognising hardware and networks and are very resilient to operator mistakes.

Plymstock, Plymouth Computer and Laptop Repairs, Computer Home Help, Upgrading to Windows 7 or Windows 8 Upgrading your operating system and getting a virtual new computer sounds like a great idea and generally speaking it can be but unless you are very good with computer system software and understand hardware limitations, you should think carefully first before upgrading an operating system.

The chief reason why upgrades fail and consumers become unhappy is that components within their hardware are not up to the task of running the new operating system. Sometime this can be overcome by a simple hardware upgrade but sometimes it is simply not worth the additional cost as often certain pieces of hardware are dependent upon others to work in harmony together which can mean that many matching components of your computer will need to be renewed.

Another cause of grief can be if you are running non-microsoft software perhaps for your business or pleasure as this can often be incompatible with upgrades as the software Vendor may not have written newer updates or versions of their software to comply with the newer operating systems. A check with your Vendor may be necessary to ascertain compatibility. Often though, Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 can be made to run in a compatibility mode just for your software program, in effect pretending it is Windows Vista or XP and this can sometimes seamlessly and successfully negate having to update or upgrade your personal software.

We can provide expert assistance in assessing your computer for its viability to upgrade and if any components need to be upgraded, we can source and fit these for you. We can also perform the upgrade itself ensuring that all updates are applied for all your hardware and software to work in harmony with the new operating system.

Please note that under no circumstances will Phil Guy Computer & Repairs be liable for data loss when we perform equipment maintenance. We strongly recommend that you back up your data on a separate medium ( for example by DVD, external hard-drive, USB stick or on-line) on a regular basis. All business is subject to our Terms and Conditions of Business, a printable version of which is available here.