Category: Technology News
Published: 08 April 2014
As Windows XP comes to the end of its life, applications in enterprise desktop and virtualization environments everywhere will feel the effects.
April 9th, 2014 is the new End of Life (Support) for Windows XP. On that day, any zero-day exploit released into the wild will run rampant on Windows XP systems while Microsoft watches and says “I told you so.” When companies beg for a fix, Microsoft will hold one document in each hand: the lifecycle information for Windows XP with a Post-it note that says “You had four years to move to Windows 7,” and a contract for custom support.
If you or your business, church or group is still running XP operating systems, please begin the process now to move to Windows 7 or Windows 8 as an operating system. Also its important to note that a computer running XP can’t be upgraded to Windows 7 or 8 as an automation platform. That means you can just insert a disk and the operating system is upgraded and all your data is saved. The data has to be backed up, drivers saved and a fresh clean install of Windows 7 or 8 and then the data, drivers and any programs put back on the computer.
If you have multiple computers running Windows XP, please consider starting to migrate to Windows 7 or 8 now as each computer will take several hours to complete.