Microsoft’s 12-year-old Windows XP OS (Operating System) is undoubtedly outdated, and just old! And in this quickly changing era of technology that spells bad news!
Yes, Windows XP was quite popular, and there may never be another more-widely used operating system like it. Do you know that nearly 3 out of every 10 of the entire world’s Personal Computers still run Windows XP operating system? And, Windows XP still runs over ninety percent of the world’s ATM machines.
But, Microsoft has decided to pull the plug on technical assistance for Windows XP after April 8, 2014. And quite frankly; it’s probably an intelligent business decision on Microsoft’s part since they haven’t sold Windows XP in many, many, years… Let’s face it; there’s not much money to be made on outdated operating system.
What this means for you if you’re still running Windows XP is that the automatic updates that help protect and stabilize your computer will be discontinued. And, to boot… Microsoft will also stop providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP on April 8th as well. But, if you do have Security Essentials installed on your Windows XP Personal Computer; Microsoft will to continue push its updates through some time in 2015.
So what should you do? Well, you could upgrade to Windows 8.1, but very few older computers will have the power to run it. You can download and run the Windows Upgrade Assistant to check if your PC meets the system requirements for Windows 8.1 and then follow the steps in the tutorial to upgrade if your PC is able. It’ll run anywhere from $120 to $200 for the Windows 8 software, and unfortunately, you will have to back up your data, and then reinstall all your programs and hardware.
Seems like a lot of work right? Well, actually it is! And, if you make the slightest mistake it could be spell disaster for your data…
No Worries… if that seems a bit too much for you to handle; I can do it all for you. Just contact me now at (337) 251-0123 for an estimate, and to find out if your system can handle Windows 8.1.