Like its predecessors, Windows XP and Vista, Windows 7 is reaching its End of Support date. The last date Microsoft will issues patches to the OS is scheduled for January 14, 2020. After that date hackers will know newly discovered vulnerabilities will not be fixed, meaning your online experience will be at risk. Some of you will say who cares, I don't do this or I don't do that. Well you should care, you will become the weak link. All of our homes have networked equipment and an entry point is an entry point. 

Microsoft is about to start sending you warnings to give you time to make the necessary changes. These can be disabled although I wouldn't recommend it, we all need a little reminding. 

A number of Window 7 machines can very comfortably run Windows 10 and Windows 10 this summer will be fours years old, so yes it is stable. It is also running on more that 500 million machines.  

There maybe a need to update some of your software to work with Windows 10 but costs can be kept under control by using free open source software. 

I have Windows 10 running on machines built for XP and Vista. 

There is also the possibility that you can get Windows 10 from Microsoft at no charge if you act promptly. How long this lasts no one knows. 

If you are in my support area I would be happy to discuss your existing machines capabilities.