Still Using Windows XP? Here's Some Bad Advice

Still Using Windows XP?  Here’s Some Bad Advice

Microsoft Windows XP still works even though Microsoft has given us several replacements in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.  But some users won’t give up XP.  Why?  Because it works!  It’s stable, fast, and good enough for most people.  Over 25 percent of the world’s computers still run on Windows XP (as of July 5, 2014).

Regardless, it’s difficult for Microsoft to keep an operating system this old as secure and fast as it needs to be in today’s online world.  You can still use your XP computer today, but it will become less and less secure as Microsoft no longer releases security updates for the old operating system.  They do, however, urge you to upgrade.

With that in mind, we wanted to address some of the advice, bad and good, about the lack of support for XP and whether or not you should upgrade.

So, what are you to do then?  Here are some better ideas:

Still not sure if you want to upgrade or what you should upgrade to?  Contact the staff at Stewart and Son Computer Services, LLC and we will be happy to talk with you about the pros and cons of upgrading and give you an estimate for transferring your data and getting you setup.  Mark, Dave, Thony, and Wade are looking forward to hearing from you!  Don’t delay, the longer you wait, the less secure your Windows XP machine becomes.

Wade Stewart is the Managing Member of Stewart and Son Computer Services, LLC in University Place, WA and serves as a trusted partner to many local small and medium sized businesses. 

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