This is an issue plaguing many of my clients. Your computer works perfectly fine, but it’s about to become a timebomb because of outdated, insecure software installed on it.
If you purchased your computer anywhere between 2001 and 2008, you’re most likely running Windows XP. Windows XP, Microsoft’s most popular version of Windows is no longer going to be supported come April. Microsoft is dropping support for the operating system because it has been over a decade that it has been on the market and new products have already superseded it. That is a very very long time in the software industry. Much like an old clunky car, at this age, Windows XP simply costs more and does less when compared to the new more secure versions of Windows that are on the market. What does this mean for you? Well, this means no more security updates for windows XP come April.
This is a very, very big deal! With Microsoft essentially abandoning Windows XP and its users come April, any system that is still running Windows XP after this deadline will become a breeding ground for viruses, no matter what type of software you have to protect against it.
Since Microsoft will no longer be providing security updates, any recently discovered vulnerabilities or viruses that are developed after this date will be able to wreak havoc on XP systems. It is essential to make the transition before this deadline, to ensure that you have time to be prepared to use the newer versions of Windows.
The old idiom: “You don’t learn to dance two minutes before the ball” comes to mind here. To ensure proper security of your system and personal data, you must develop a plan to migrate away. Windows 7 and Windows 8 both provide excellent alternatives, and planning ahead will ensure you are not left out in the cold when all support is dropped in April.
Call Gavin Rozzi Technology at 1-(800)-928-1560 and get a custom plan developed for your home or business Windows XP migration strategy. Don’t wait until it’s too late.