You need to move from Windows XP to Windows 7. Put simply, Windows XP is no longer going to be supported by Microsoft. Yes, that operating system we have relied upon for the past 12 years is going to be put on ice on April 8, 2014. That means no more security updates and no more patches – a potentially dangerous security situation for businesses still running Windows XP (these businesses could be the victims of targeted hacking attacks).
But fear not, for Windows 7 has now been around now for over four years (read: it has had time for virtually all of the bugs to be worked out). In fact, Windows 7 is a robust and stable operating system (OS) and is currently the OS of choice among businesses today.
So, making the move to Windows 7 is of the utmost importance if your business is still running Windows XP. Though most applications will run just fine on Windows 7, there are some applications (especially industry-specific applications) that run only on Windows XP and will need an application virtualization structure in place to run properly on Windows 7. Furthermore, there is planning that needs to be done to ensure that the move is clean. That’s where we can help. Our technicians will carefully plan your migration to Windows 7 and determine if all your applications will work under the new OS in order to avoid potentially expensive hiccups. Call or email the Bay Area Computer Solutions team to find out more about how we can move you to Windows 7 before Microsoft discontinues support for Windows XP this April 8th.