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Still Using Windows XP?

Are you still Using Windows XP?

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Microsoft has provided support for Windows XP for the past 12 years. On April 8, 2014, support and updates for Windows XP ended. That was over one year ago, yes that is correct over 12 months ago.

After support ended, if you still use Windows XP, your computer still works but it has become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Also, as more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows, you can expect to encounter greater numbers of apps and devices that do not work with Windows XP.

Some technical support companies, like Custom Computing Products, no longer support Windows XP clients. For end users who choose to keep using Windows XP will have a uphill battle trying to receive support.

What can you do if you still use Windows XP?
Well you have a few options.

You can contact a technical support company, like Custom Computing Products, to check your current Windows XP computer and see if the hardware will run a new version of Windows.

Or you can purchase a new computer, and move your files from you current Windows XP computer to the new one. This is usually your best option.

The other would be to stay and hold on to your current Windows XP machine. With this option it is only a matter of time before some thing happens.

If you do have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.