It’s time to move on! If you are using Windows XP at your home or workplace, make a switch to Windows 7 or 8 version. Those who will continue to use Windows XP, will have to face a wild frontier as Microsoft pulls off its support from the software by next year on 8th April, 2014. This means that the users will no more get service packs, updates and security patches for the operating system. This situation would be highly advantageous for the hackers to find new ways to exploit system’s weaknesses and ruin all your data and backup. This behavior encompasses a lot of risks, but this threat doesn’t seem to affect the decision of Microsoft on ending its support on Windows XP in 2014.
Don’t put your Business at Risk!
Even if you do not update your operating system, you still have numerous ways to prevent putting your business at risk. Stay current with the updates till the last and final call and run anti-virus and malware scans on regular basis. Stay away from suspicious websites and spam emails/ attachments.
According to a market research, Windows XP is being used by more than one-third of the desktop operating systems, despite of availability of more popular OS upgrades (vista, 7 and 8 ) than the old OS. Windows XP has been there in the market for around 13 years, which is far longer time than the other operating systems.
Considering the cutoff time of the operating system and situations that might arise in the near future, businesses need to migrate their operating systems according to their specific needs. Windows 8 would be the best choice for the tech-savvy users and others can switch over to Windows 7 first. For those who want to play safe, can deploy configuring Windows 8 along with Windows 7 to learn more about the key specifications and usability.
If a business plans to purchase new devices for the Windows XP migration process, it is suggested to go for touch devices like tablets and laptops with touch capabilities. It’s high time folks, fortify your business for the future OS migrations.