Is it ok if we continue to use Windows XP?

Is it really such an issue? Will it actually cause any problems?

Microsoft will end support for Windows XP on April 8th 2014 (less than 1 month)

Microsoft will end support for Windows XP on April 8th 2014 have you migrated away from Windows XP yet? Cyber criminals are hoarding exploits until the end of support date when systems running windows XP will be extremely vulnerable to malware and viruses. If you aren’t convinced here’s a few reasons why to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8

Do you search for files in Windows XP? Most people don’t because it takes forever!
With Windows 7 and Windows 8, searching is almost instant. Typing the first few letters of a file name will bring up results instantly.

Windows XP will become expensive to maintain and support, if you’re running a unsupported operating system technical service cost will increase significantly in addition Windows XP users will experience more problems after April 8 resulting in additional IT support expenses

Windows 7 and Windows 8 are able to run almost any software that’s Windows compatible

Hardware device drivers won’t be written to Windows XP after the end of support date, this means that if you buy a new printer of other installable device, you probably won’t get it to work!

Windows XP launches applications and boots drastically slower than Windows 7 or Windows 8 windows XP also goes in and out of hibernation mode much slower than Windows 7 or Windows 8 when you upgrade your staff will be able to work more efficiently.

Windows XP doesn’t support anything beyond Internet explorer 9 and the web browsing capability won’t be improved after the end of support. Windows 7 and Windows 8 both support recent versions of Internet Explorer, currently versions 10 and 11

The improved performance and stability make it simpler to avoid downtime also new search features enable users to look for keywords in documents emailed and attached storage devices in order to access specific data immediately

So Windows XP is soon going to be the start of a lot of issues, hardware incompatibility means that XP won’t work with new printers and devices. Windows 7 or 8 will need to be a part of your office before too long and the sooner you upgrade, the sooner you can eliminate all the XP problems that are waiting to happen

Whether you would like some free advice or an upgrade quotation, give us a call or email at the address below

Call us on 01689 422522 or 0208 123 0007 before Windows XP really hits your pocket!