Windows XP Will No Longer Be Supported after 4/2014. Are You Ready?

November 19, 2013

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As of 4/8/2014, Windows XP will no longer be supported by Microsoft.   Is your business ready?

Why Does a Lack of Support for XP Matter to Me?

Most home users who are just putzing around, probably wouldn't even care if their computer was still running XP.   But if you have a business, you should be more concerned.  That Microsoft is no longer supporting Windows XP means that they will no longer be supporting the software for things like security risks & viruses.   If Microsoft is not supporting XP anymore, that leaves our hands tied as well.

Should I Get New Software or a New Machine?

You could attempt to just install an updated version of Windows (either 7 or 8) on your machine.  Chances are, though, that if your computer is old enough to have XP, it's probably too old to run the new OS well.   To upgrade to Windows 8, your computer should have:

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
  • Free hard drive space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • Graphics card: MicrosoftDirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

Clear as mud?  

Upgrade Today!

If not, don't worry.   We can navigate the muddy waters of computer stats to get you what you need at a price you can afford.   We have the ability to get discounted and refurbished computers in pricing to fit most budgets with an updated Windows OS.  Call us today to have your machines upgraded.   Give us a call at 877.404.8224!

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