Windows XP is officially at end of life and unsupported by Microsoft.
Unofficially, however, XP is still loved and kept on life support by various fans—or at least by those who just don’t know how to let go.
Reasons range from being afraid of a new operating system to budgetary restraints.
Here’s what to do if you still have XP and want to let go:
“Run out and buy a new computer with Windows 8 or 8.1.” It is not as easy as that for most people!
Buying a PC with Windows 8 or 8.1 may work for you but may not. There are quite a few websites and software manufacturers that don’t fully support Windows 8/8.1 or Internet Explorer 10 or 11. Like most new software and operating systems there is a reasonable amount of time to wait before upgrading to the latest operating system and or software. Windows 7 is still supported and is a very viable option until Windows 8/8.1 is fully supported and patched.
If you are having a difficult time finding a system that is right for you give us a ring and we will help find you the system that is right for you. Most of the major manufacturers are selling systems with Windows 7 installed but have a Windows 8/8.1 license for upgrading at a later date.
Read the Microsoft article that explains more about the end of life support for XP.
For more information about what to do with your hardware running Windows XP, please contact us.