April 08, 2014

You need to say farewell to Windows XP

Today, April 8, is the date that Microsoft officially ends support for Windows XP. The 1300 Web Pro team farewelled the 12-year-old operating system with a lunch time celebration.

Computer users need to be aware: Security updates will no longer be issued for Windows XP, and users of Microsoft Security Essentials will not receive virus definitions for viruses discovered from today onwards.

If you use Windows XP, you are now at risk and should upgrade as a priority.

Those developing applications, like our internal programmers, will now make the assumption that users are using at least Windows Vista as a minimum standard. You can expect programs to eventually stop working on Windows XP.

To protect yourself, you can either purchase a new PC that comes pre-installed with Windows 7 or Windows 8, or you can see if your existing computer is powerful enough to install a modern operating system.

Brand new desktop and laptops can be purchased through retail shops or your preferred IT supplier for as little as $500.

If you prefer to investigate upgrading your existing PC, or want advice on migrating data from your old PC to your new PC, here are some local Toowoomba IT businesses that can help:

In a business setting it is particularly important that you seek professional advice, as even having a single Windows XP PC in the office or factory can be a risk if it is network connected.

Join us in saying adios, au revoir, ciao, vaarwel and goodbye to Windows XP!

James Deck
1300 Web Pro
Phone: 1300 932 776
Web: www.1300webpro.com.au
Facebook: faecbook.com/1300WebPro

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