Microsoft made good on blocking security updates for computers with windows 7 and 8.1 with certain types of hardware this week, the biggest impact felt by enterprise class users with Windows 7. Microsoft successfully blocked computers with AMD Carrizo processors however, this block was unintended and Microsoft says they will have the issue resolved in a timely fashion. Ultimately we at Nerds in a Flash suggest getting off the Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 platform, although Microsoft is intending to keep some PCs with certain hardware and cut PCs with other types of hardware, one this is certainly clear. PCs are on the chopping block for said versions of Windows and as stated above mistakes do happen. These mistakes are certain to be a headache at best. The main point to focus on is anytime security updates are not obtained your computer is vulnerable. When a security update is released that is Microsofts way of saying “Hey, we found a security vulnerability, this is its location and we are fixing it.” The problem is if your computer does not receive said patch then you have a big blinking arrow at a “unlocked door” so to speak on your computer. These security updates can pile up rather fast ultimately leaving you in a ton of danger. The safest suggested route is to simply upgrade to Windows 10, where you will for certain receive all security patches. Unfortunately the free upgrade period to Windows 10 has long since past however the cost for upgrade is still significantly cheaper then buying a new computer and the peace of mind you will have knowing your computer is as secure as it can be will allow you to rest your head a little easier at night. As for a very common question we get here at the Nerds, Is Windows 10 stable? In a nutshell, yes. All softwares have there glitches, however Windows 10 has been very stable and it has some very protective features such as built in antivirus and installation protection such as Windows Smart Screen, to alert you if a file you are installing appears to be shady. The long and skinny, don’t fight the upgrade, just go with it. If you don’t you are certain to need to see to us more often then you would like. As always, the Nerds are here to save you. If you need Computer repair or IT Support in Austin or in San Antonio, Call 877-250-8575 or you can book online by going to NerdsinaFlash.com and click the “Book Now” button in the upper right hand corner.