For those of you who are still running it at home or in your business, know that Microsoft will no longer be offering support of Windows XP after April of 2014. The shocking thing about this is the number of people who are still utilizing Windows XP. Since XP Microsoft has released Vista, Windows 7, and now Windows 8.
If you are currently running XP, now might be the time to consider looking to upgrade. Most computers that are running XP should be able to run Windows 7. If not, that’s probably a good sign that your computer is quite outdated and might be time for a new system all together.
With the shift of technology, upgrading to Windows 7 or 8 might seem like a giant step, but it is worth it. Office 2010 is worth the upgrade alone. The ability to customize your mail software to your personal liking is immense and will make your experience all that much better, along with more productive.
For businesses who are still on an XP platform, it is a necessity. The network drivers will definitely need to be upgraded to a newer OS in order to handle newer servers and printers. Sometimes the drivers for older versions of Windows are not compatible and render your devices useless. Running Windows XP will also make your business not compliant with HIPAA. This can result in huge fines.
It may sound like a bit of an investment, but it will definitely save you bigtime in the long run. If you have any questions about upgrading your personal or business network, feel free to contact us.