your computer is running on Windows 10 you may have been
prompted to upgrade to Windows 11, or told your computer
isn't compatible... Here is the general advice from Brian here
at BMH Computers:
Windows 10 'End of
Microsoft will continue supporting Windows 10 (i.e. releasing
updates for it) until October 2025, therefore there is no
urgency to do anything with your existing Windows 10 system.
- It may be
possible for computer to be upgraded to Windows 11 (even
if you're still using an earlier version of Windows than
- A replacement computer may be preferable. All new
computers supplied by BMH Computers will be compatible
with Windows 11.
- Switch to Linux, an alternative operating system to Windows.
e-Waste and switching to Linux:
said, you can keep using your existing Windows 10 system
while it is being supported. After that, you could have
your system converted to run Linux instead of Windows.
There are many versions of Linux available that are free
to download and use and this is something BMH Computers
can assist with if you are a local customer.
existing computer upgraded will almost certainly be
cheaper than buying a new computer. There is also a risk
that a brand new computer could actually have a lower
If your computer is eligible for and compatible with the Windows 11 upgrade and you
want to proceed with it, it is highly recommended that your files
are backed up first in case anything goes wrong. If your computer
currently uses a hard drive then it is recommended that this is
replaced with an SSD - a faster type of drive; your existing files
can then be transferred to this once Windows 11 has been
is able to assist with all of these things if you are a local
Windows 11 eligibility
with an upgrade
- Backing up
files / replacing the hard drive
Windows with Linux
- Supplying new
and refurbished computers