Lincoln Computer Centre
Port Lincoln, South Australia
14 January 2020 - Microsoft officially ends Windows 7 support
What does this mean for me and my Windows 7 devices?
Devices running Windows 7 beyond the January 14th cutoff will continue to function as per normal, but will no longer receive future security patches, software updates and technical support from Microsoft.
While that may sound concerning, there's little need to panic. Microsoft is well aware users are at different stages in the Windows 10 upgrade path, and will likely continue patching future vulnerabilities, similar to what they did after Windows XP support ended. LCC is recommending most users try to update their devices by the end of 2020. This should be more than enough time for users and businesses' to plan their upgrade.
If you have no immediate plans to upgrade to Windows 10 in the (short) foreseeable future, then a reputable security program can help protect your system from future system vulnerabilities, viruses and malware looking to capitalise on Window 7's changing support. See our Webroot Security page for more information.
If you need a hand with your Windows 10 upgrade, LCC have a range of services available;
- Computer assessments to determine if your current hardware is windows 10 viable
- Upgrade recommendations where existing hardware is either too slow or too old
- Windows 7/8 licence recovery
- Windows 10 upgrade/installation on new or existing hardware
- Data backup and transfers
- Existing software re-installation and setup
- We can even install the Windows 7 style start menu on Windows 10 if that is your preference
4 September 2019 - New AMD Ryzen Systems
Given the high performance of AMD's new Ryzen processors, and in particular the 3000 series we have introduced the Ryzen 3 processor in place of the Intel Pentium G 5400 and the Ryzen 5 processor in place of the Intel Core i3-8100 processors. Intel still has the runs on the board with the Core i5 and Core i7 processor range where we have now moved to the higher performance 9th generation processors. When combined with super fast SSD storage drives, you get excellent bang for your buck with our current range of desktop computer towers. We also install the Windows 10 operating system fresh so we leave all of the clutter out, set the privacy to suit you, not Microsoft, and we configure the desktop to closely resemble the Windows 7 desktop which has been a favourite for the past decade.
29 July 2019 - Windows 7 End of Life
Microsoft recently announced they will end all support for their Windows 7 operating system from January 14th 2020.
For Windows 7 users, this means they will no longer receive security updates and bug fixes from Microsoft. We urge windows 7 users to take advantage of the current free upgrade to Windows 10 using your Windows 7 licence, or contact us to help you or your Business with the transition to Windows 10.
6 June 2019 - If you need a basic, low cost, web page!
Lots of businesses forgo a web presence because they don't need a full on website designed by a professional web designer. For our Google G Suite customers we can now offer a low cost solution because the G Suite subscription includes basic website hosting and basic design tools. You might be looking to get started somehow but don't know where to start, or you might be "between" websites, either way we may have a solution for you! Low Cost Web Page
22 May 2019 - Windows 10 Seventh Major Update (1903) Now Available
Today, Microsoft officially released their seventh major update (version 1903) for the Windows 10 operating system. As with past major Windows updates, the release is being rolled out in phases, with most users likely to receive the update sometime over the next couple of Months.
A word of caution to early adopters; due to the severity of issues affecting last year's 2018 April and November major updates, we're recommending users delay the 1903 update for a minimum of 2 weeks. Microsoft's bi-weekly cumulative updates following 1903 will likely contain fixes for any major bugs that are discovered during the coming weeks.
And as always, make sure you have a current backup of all important data, files and documents before performing any major updates.
22 March 2019 - "Spear Phishing" attacks on the rise
If you have not heard the term before this article is worth a read, especially if you are involved in the payment process for goods or services in any organisation
13 December 2018 - New Webroot SecureAnywhere Pricing
The annual subscription for Webroot SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection has increased to $44.00 per year for a single licence including management, renewals and first level support by Lincoln Computer Centre. There are now several quantity rebate levels at 2, 5 & 10 computers.
For more information visit our Webroot Page.
The price of solid state drives has reduced significantly in recent weeks to the extent that we can now include the 500 gigabyte drive in our current computer pricing. The M.2 form factor in particular is very exciting because it connects directly to the motherboard rather than via SATA cables which also delivers a nice performance boost