Since Microsoft released Windows Vista / 7 and Windows 8 operating systems, help for issues with XP have already begun to dwindle. Updates are not as frequent and drivers users need to run new programs are not being developed or released by Microsoft.
Microsoft is trying to keep up with Mac and Linux systems and now they are visibly beginning to cut the fat. This means in the very near future there will be no more support for Windows XP from Microsoft. On April 8th, 2014, support for Windows XP will officially end. So what do I do?
Many users have become accustomed to XP, and this elimination of support means getting used to a new system, purchasing new equipment, and the integration of new software. This may at first present itself as a daunting task, but users will find upgrading now will save countless man hours and cash in the long run.
Here are some tips for making the transition to Windows Vista / 7 or 8 OS as easy as possible:
- Take into Consideration IE 10: When making the switch to Windows 8, your device will also upgrade to Internet Explorer 10. IE 10 has proved troublesome for those trying to access certain sites. Some websites are still in the process of upgrading in order to work with IE 10, but should be fully optimized soon.
- Purchasing Product: Windows 7 is no longer available at your local computer store. You can still purchase Windows 7 from online or consult with your IT service provider.
- Research Your System Requirements: Some organizations may need to upgrade equipment to work with the newer Windows OS. It is important to consult with your IT provider to find out which systems will work seamlessly with your new OS and which may need upgrading.
- Check for Optimum Output: If you have made the switch to Windows 8 and all your systems and websites are working without issue, it may be worth it to upgrade to the latest version of Windows.
If your company is considering making the switch, contact our experts here at AE Technology Group. They can help your organization make the migration from XP to 7 or 8 flawlessly so your company doesn’t miss a beat. Call today (877) 771-AETG.