Well folks the time has finally arrived (after 12 long years) for Windows XP to be relegated to the software dustbin of history 🙂 Microsoft will officially end support for XP on April 8th 2014, which means no more updates or technical support.
If you, your company, business or organization still use Windows XP, it’s well-and-truly time to upgrade (actually you should have done that already). And just to make your life more difficult, Microsoft will also end support for Office 2003 on the same date! (April 8th). Oh the pain!
If you are still using Windows XP on your home system (desktop, laptop etc) then upgrading is pretty easy. Just purchase a new copy of Windows, pop the disc in and follow the prompts for an upgrade install. The same applies to Office 2003.
If you are a business, company or organization still using Windows XP, your upgrade task will most likely be large and complicated (more computers = more complex task). This is a job for a technician, or possibly a team of technicians, to which you will pay a handsome fee, sorry. On the bright side, after upgrading you’ll be clear for another 10 years depending on the version you choose, and you’ll also have a much more stable, reliable, feature-rich computer system that is capable of utilizing all the latest security and management protocols. This means your business systems will be much more secure.
My advice is to take the plunge and upgrade your Windows XP system, it will be worth it.