Once upon a time if you wanted to update a computer program you had to wait until you got the Floppy Disk with the new program on it. Then you would install the new version, and replace the old version altogether. This worked at the time, and this is how you would get new features and bug fixes for the programs you use. Things are different today. [Read more…]
Microsoft has announced it’s ‘End of Life’ date for the popular Windows 7 Operating System. January 14, 2020 is the magic date they have chosen. Today we’ll talk about this means for you and I’ll share a special offer to get you upgraded to the latest version of Windows 10. [Read more…]
Y-Not Tech Services would like to issue a word of warning to users of Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system. The recent WannaCry ransomware exploited a bug in Windows allowing it to spread like wildfire. What is interesting about this is that the particular bug that was exploited was actually patched back in March. Anyone who had their systems up to date with Windows Updates was safe from the spread of the malicious program.
Reports show that 97% of systems infected with the WannaCry program were running Windows 7. This isn’t surprising to me. I’ve run across many Windows 7 devices that take FOREVER to find and install new updates. I’m talking weeks before they are installed. And if you turn off your device or restart it, the process starts over. This results in many Windows 7 PCs stuck at ‘Checking for updates…’ and never getting up to date. This is a major problem as it leaves the system open to many vulnerabilities.
It turns out there are a handful of Microsoft updates that essential hang the update service when it tries to download and install them. Y-Not Tech Services has a solution and can get your Windows 7 PC up to date and secure against attacks like WannaCry and other copycat software.
Book an appointment with Y-Not Tech Services today to check on the status of your Windows Update. We can help get it up and running smoothly.
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