So long, Windows XP.
Microsoft’s website declares the end of support on April 8, 2014, for XP SP3 and Office 2003 users. The website states:
“If your organization has not started the migration to a modern desktop, you are late. Based on historical customer deployment data, the average enterprise deployment can take 18 to 32 months from business case through full deployment. To ensure you remain on supported versions of Windows and Office, you should begin your planning and application testing immediately to ensure you deploy before end of support.”
This means XP computers could become vulnerable to virus attacks with no means of recovery. If you’re a Tech Guru client, we already have a replacement plan for you, and you don’t need to give it another thought.
If you’re without IT support you may be wondering, “Can’t I just upgrade the software?” The short answer is yes, but it’s not recommended. As Tech Guru’s VP of Operations Micah Thor says, “It doesn’t make sense to spend money on a machine that old.” When you’re talking about a computer that’s been around for five years or longer, you can compare it to a jalopy. “You can put a new engine in it,” says Micah, “but the wheels are going to fall off pretty soon.”
Get your questions regarding Windows XP answered by the experts at Tech Guru. There’s still time to make this farewell a fond one.
Dan Moshe helps business owners in the Minneapolis area with all things tech, and is the CEO of the Caring IT company Tech Guru. He cares about your business as much as you do!