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Are you still running Windows XP? 12/09/2014
Windows XP support has ended As of April 8, 2014, support and updates for Windows XP are no longer available. Don't let your PC go unprotected. What is Windows XP end of support? Microsoft provided support for Windows XP for the past 12 years. But the time came for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources toward supporting more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences.

 

Windows XP support has ended


As of April 8, 2014, support and updates for Windows XP are no longer available. Don't let your PC go unprotected.


What is Windows XP end of Support?
 
Microsoft provided support for Windows XP for the past 12 years. But the time came for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources toward supporting more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences. As a result, technical assistance for Windows XP is no longer available, including automatic updates that help protect your PC.
 
Microsoft has also stopped providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP. If you already have Microsoft Security Essentials installed, you'll continue to receive antimalware signature updates for a limited time. However, please note that Microsoft Security Essentials (or any other antivirus software) will have limited effectiveness on PCs that do not have the latest security updates. This means that PCs running Windows XP will not be secure and will still be at risk for infection.
 
What happens if I continue to use Windows XP?

If you continue to use Windows XP now that support has ended, your computer will still work but it might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Internet Explorer 8 is also no longer supported, so if your Windows XP PC is connected to the Internet and you use Internet Explorer 8 to surf the web, you might be exposing your PC to additional threats. Also, as more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows, you can expect to encounter more apps and devices that do not work with Windows XP.
 
What does it mean to you?

 

       No more security updates

       Windows XP is vulnerable to attacks & hackers

       Your business may be held legally liable for data breaches & data loss


What should you do if you are still running Windows XP?

Check your computer licence
If your computer was purchased in the last 2-3 years, most likely you will already have a Windows 7 licence even if your computer is running Windows XP. Many computers were downgraded in recent years to meet software vendor requirements. 
If you already have a licence, it is a matter of upgrading your operating system version. However, your existing data and programs will need to be migrated otherwise you will lose all your information.
If you already have a licence and you like some assistance in upgrading your system, please call us on 1300 767 303 or email us to sales@posdirect.com.au and we will be able to assist you in this process.

Upgrade your current PC
Very few older computers are able to run Windows 7 & 8.1, which is the latest version of Windows. If you don't have a Windows 7 licence on your computer, it is time for you to consider installing new computers. 
Technology cost has decreased significantly in the last few years so there never been a better time to upgrade.
Please call us on 1300 767 303 or email sales@posdirect.com.au for the best advise on selecting new hardware.


Benefits of upgrading

There is a lot more to upgrading your operating system than security.

Increased performance and productivity
Access to the latest technology (virtualisation & cloud)
Reduced maintenance cost (new system cost less to maintain)
Access to latest security features, updates and enhancements

Contact us today for assistance with the upgrade and migration of your existing Windows XP systems. 

1300 767 303 or sales@posdirect.com.au