Are Your Computers Ready for April 8th?

Are your computers ready for April 8th?

You may have heard all the buzz about Windows XP computers no longer being supported after April 8th, and you may be thinking “I don’t need to call for support about Windows XP anyway”.  What you may not know is that Microsoft is no longer going to be providing important updates.  These updates are not just for performance or feature enhancements, rather, they are important security updates that help prevent your computer from being targeted by malicious software.  You may also be thinking “I have a good antivirus program” or maybe you just bought a corporate firewall.  Those things are important and helpful, but if you have Windows XP on your desktop computers, malicious software could find its way on your network and become a host to infect your modern server or other modern desktop computers in the office.    

The security threats are very real.  There are also many rumors out there about a major virus that could infect Windows XP computers just a few days after the final security updated that will ever be released on April 8th.

Finally, the newest versions of Microsoft Office will not work on Windows XP.

So what should you do if you are a Windows XP user? You may have some legitimate concerns like:

·        I don’t know how to move my programs & data to a new system, and I don’t even know if all my software or hardware will work with something newer.

·        I don’t want to deal with changing and learning new software, and I have heard that Windows 8 has its own problems.

·        Can I upgrade the software on my computer to something newer, or do I have to buy a new computer?

·        Is now the time for me to consider replacing my desktop or laptop with a tablet device?

As a Microsoft partner specializing in computer services for small business, Beyond Computer Solutions is here to help answer these questions and provide you with a plan to make the transition as smooth as possible.  We can help with upgrading or replacing Windows XP computers, transferring data to tablets or mobile devices, cloud solutions and security solutions.  

Beyond Computer Solutions serves Smyrna, Atlanta and the surrounding areas. Call 678-799-7635 or email us your questions, support@beyondcs.net

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