As a business owner, April 8th, 2014 waes an important date to keep in mind. After this deadline there will be no new security updates, support options or technical content updates for the XP operating system.
What does it mean if my version of Windows is no longer supported?
According to Microsoft’s website, “An unsupported version of Windows will no longer receive software updates from Windows Update. These include security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software, which can steal your personal information.”
What can I do to stay protected?
In order to keep your business protected, you have two options:
1) Upgrade your current PC
Very few older PCs will be able to run Windows 8.1, which is the latest version of Windows. To see if your PCs are able to meet the system requirements for Windows 8.1, click here.
2) Get a new PC
If your PCs can’t run Windows 8.1, don’t freak out yet. Intega IT understands the economical strains of many businesses when it comes to investing in new hardware. That’s why we have made it easy for you to keep your technology up-to-date without breaking the bank. We offer hardware leasing as part of our service offerings, which are tailored to suit the needs of your business. Not sure how hardware leasing works? Learn about hardware leasing or Hardware-As-A-Service (HaaS) here.
Upgrade from Windows XP today!