A NENS PSA | The Death of XP


IT Support Boston

What happened?

After 12 years, support for Windows XP ended April 8, 2014. There will be no more security updates or technical support for the Windows XP operating system.

Why does it matter to me?

You should take action. After April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for Windows XP. Security updates patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware and help keep users and their data safer. PCs running Windows XP after April 8, 2014, should not be considered to be protected, and it is important that you migrate to a current supported operating system so you can receive regular security updates to protect your computers from malicious attacks. More about this can be read on the Microsoft website here.

Here at NENS we are dedicated to alerting you of important changes to technology and this month we want to alert you of the death of Windows XP. See below for further explanation.

What should I do about it?

It is very important that clients migrate to a modern operating system. Weak links expose the whole network.  Older systems have a higher support cost and your employees will spend less time waiting and have more time for doing.  Better to spend the resources bringing in higher productivity than covering repair bills.  Be sure to contact your IT provider to make any necessary changes.

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