As many people already know, Windows XP will be no longer receiving security patches come April 8th, 2014. But what should you do if you are still running a PC that is still running Windows XP? The answers may seem simple on the surface but requires some careful thought before taking action. Obviously you have two choices, you can either upgrade your OS to Windows 7 or Windows 8 or you can upgrade your PC.
Upgrading your OS can be a timely venture and depending on your PC you may not be happy with the computers performance. And even though we are calling this an upgrade it really is a clean install of your system. Backing up your data and ensuring you have all of your software ready is critical to being successful with this method.
Regardless of upgrading or purchasing a new PC you will need to consider your software. Chances are you run applications on your computer that may not be compatible with Windows 7 or 8. Windows 7 has compatibility functionality called XP mode that may help your software transition, link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/install-and-use-windows-xp-mode-in-windows-7
XP Mode has the same security vulnerabilities that Windows XP will have after April 8th. Ideally you would be upgrading your software so that your new setup is both secure and clean.
Digicorp recommends that PCs running Windows XP be replaced as soon as possible. Our engineers can work with you to get your new system setup. We can also work with you to get your legacy applications up to speed.
To discuss your options, please contact your salesperson at 262-402-6100 or email@example.com.
To speak to an engineer regarding any technical questions, 262-402-6105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.