If you, or your workplace, are still using Windows XP, it’s time to move on.
Microsoft will officially end support for the 2001-vintage platform on April 8, 2014, just shy of a year from now.
That means no more service packs, no more updates and, most importantly, no more security patches.
Windows users generally receive periodic updates from Microsoft via its Windows Update service. These fixes often patch
irregular behavior in the operating system.
More importantly, they plug vital flaws in the OS’s security, preventing hackers and exploiters from running roughshod over
private PCs. In just over a year, this service will cease for Windows XP, marking the effective end of the software’s 13-
Windows 7 is a great upgrade from XP, it has tools that will allow you to run older software seemlessly.
If you need help reviewing your system and software, call the CCS Retail Support Department at 800.672.4806 or email us.