PC Software Upgrades

Operating System Upgrades

Many people think of an Operating System upgrade (such as Windows or Apple OS) as something that is complicated or doesn’t need to be done.  Operating system upgrades can consist of anything from Service Packs, Security Fixes, to full blown Version upgrades (ie  Windows 7 to Windows 8).

To make sure you’re protect from security vulnerabilities, you should always keep your operating system up-to-date.   Recently Microsoft announced the discontinued support for Windows XP.  While most people don’t see this as a problem (I have never needed support from Microsoft in the past), hackers and criminals will start exploiting bugs in the core operating system.  When found, unlike today, Microsoft will NOT release fixes or patches for them.  So, you can see why it’s a good idea to keep your operating system updated.

At Perfect Computing, we can assist you with any operating system updates or upgrades.  Remember, your current hardware may not even be able to run future operating systems or updates.  Our certified technicians can assist you with questions around updates and upgrades.

Application Software

Software such as Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Google Chrome are examples of Application Software.    You should always keep your applications up-to-date for the same reason as above–security holes are found by software vendors almost every day.  In order to keep hackers, spyware, and viruses out of your system, keep software up-to-date.

Again, any of our certified technicians can help you with update/upgrade questions.  We can also provide security assessments on your current systems.