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Microsoft ending XP support!

February 6, 2014 » News

Are you ready for the end of Microsoft XP?  LANtek is here to help you with this transition.

What you need to know!

If you have any computers on your network still running Microsoft XP your data will be at risk on April 8, 2014.  This is the day that Microsoft will stop the support of it’s XP operating system.  The computers you have still running the XP operating system will no longer receive software updates.  These updates include security updates that will protect the computer from harmful viruses & spyware and other malicious software.

If you are required to be in compliance with certain laws or agencies that have software guidelines (ex. HIPPA) you may be out of compliance running an unsupported operating system.

Another major issue is most of the new peripherals that your business might need to buy in the future whether it be software, printers, cameras ect.  the companies making these devices will no longer provide XP software compatibility.

There are options to mitigate the risk, you can replace XP computers that may not be critical machines with low cost refurbished Windows 7 Professional desktops and laptops.  The more critical machines, may be replaced with the current new technology running Windows 7 or Windows 8.  Contact us for assistance with your XP migration.