Windows 7 is coming to an end

by | 10 June 2019 | Education and Learning, Gainsborough, Hobbies, Retford, Worksop

Microsoft’s end-of-life date for Windows 7 is set for 14th January 2020, so what should you do if you have a Windows 7 machine? Recent research indicates that some 39% of all PCs are still running Windows 7, so this is a big issue.
With end-of-life, Microsoft will no longer provide any support, particularly with respect to software patches and updates to protect users from malicious attacks. Current advice generally suggests users upgrade to Windows 10, although this clearly has a range of issues. The most common one is that the hardware of a user’s computer is incapable of running Windows 10 — it is more demanding than Windows 7. This generally means that purchase of a new computer follows.

Then there is the need for training in the new operating system too. This is eased somewhat in that Windows 10 has much in common with Windows 7 — much more so than the troublesome Windows 8.

Clarborough and Welham IT Group has solutions to these upgrade issues in that they have a batch of Windows 10 laptops that are now surplus to requirements at very competitive prices. They all have the latest upgrades and also a full suite of open-source (free) applications including office suites, image-editing and internet browsers already installed. These are ‘surplus’ since increasing numbers of folks taking the group’s Windows 10-based classes now take their own laptops.

So, if you’d like to play with one of these laptops or come along to classes to really get to grips with Windows 10 in a supporting (and sometimes off-the-wall) environment, why not get in touch. Classes run in Clarborough Village Hall on Tuesdays, from 1.30pm to 3.00pm or Wednesdays from 10.00am to 11.30am, with the last five-week ‘block’ of classes before the group’s summer break starting week commencing 17th June. Take your own laptop or use one of their Windows 10 machines.

For more information or to book your place, contact Greg on 01777 700918 or email See for class dates through to July 2020.