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Windows XP Expiration - is Ready, Are You?

Posted by Tim Stanley on Thu, Mar 20, 2014 @ 11:37 AM

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Everyone in the business world loved Windows XP. Its streamlined productivity, saved wear and tear on the office PC, and generally made business run faster and smoother than ever before. If you are a CIO, Office Manager or Purchasing Manager, you really loved how Windows XP made your life easier in all aspects of your job—including your Managed Print Services.

Well, it’s time to say goodbye to Windows XP—it expires on April 8th, 2014. That means on that fateful date, Microsoft will no longer be offering support for Windows XP. No more security. No more updates. No more quick and easy patches when a glitch occurs. It was a good ride while it lasted, but as of April 8, any business that is held to compliance regulations (like HIPAA and others) will no longer be in compliance of the law.

Don’t Put Yourself at Risk of Viruses and More.

With no more security support or updates, anyone who continues to run Windows XP will no longer have protection from viruses and other dangers. It’s important to realize this so that no one puts vital business systems, software or hardware at risk.

It’s Time to Take Action.

If you run Windows XP and are wondering what to do for the future, don’t panic. The April 8 deadline simply means it’s time to take action now so that you don’t get left behind. If your computer system meets the system requirements, you can easily download a higher version of Windows (7, 8 or 8.1) and you will once again be serviced and protected by Microsoft.

If your system doesn’t meet the requirements, however, it is time to upgrade to a newer system that does.  Any new system you purchase will have a current Windows operating system and should be good to go. (Just remember that you will need to back up all of your critical business files and transfer them into your new system once it is installed.)

We hate to see Windows XP go away, but progress marches on. You’ll soon have another, more advanced operating system to help boost your business and your bottom line. If you need any assistance with the Windows XP transition or perhaps you would like a “no obligation” 3rd party evaluation of your current IT infrastructure, then contact your local representative today.

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Tags: office pc, security, Windows XP, microsoft, IT support, TDSIT