Time To Break Up With Windows XP and Vista.
As a matter of fact, it was time to do that 2 years ago.
We know the saying, “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it”. And for many things, that statement holds true. But when it comes to your computers, nothing can be further from the truth.
If you have a computer running Windows Vista or Windows XP, you likely have noticed issues with speed, security & usability. These old (ancient!) operating systems are no longer supported by Microsoft. How does that really affect you though? When we say they are no longer supported, we mean:
- there will no longer be updates available for these operating systems. That means that when new viruses come out, your computer can VERY easily become infected even when you have antivirus software.
- If you call Microsoft for help, they no longer support the operating system so you are left to figure it out on your own.
- The most recent versions of many software & backup solutions, as well as other programs such as Internet Explorer will not always be available to you on the old operating systems. You are not only missing out on what is new and better, but your programs could easily stop working when you need to rely on them most.
How time flies. Did you know that Windows XP came out in 2001 and Windows Vista came out in 2007? The time has come. We know change is hard. We know your computer has been with you through thick and thin, hard times and good times, but you must let go.
It is important to know that you will need new hardware to upgrade to Windows 10 from Vista or XP. Yes, you must get rid of that ancient, bulky computer you love and get something brand new that has Windows 10 installed.
So what are some things you will love about Windows 10?
- Very efficient & quick
- Touch screen capability
- Most secure Operating System to date
- Great new apps & games
- Will be compatible with any new software or peripherals you buy
So take the plunge. You deserve an upgrade. If you delay, there is a good chance you will be left with corrupt files, data loss, new printers or peripherals that won’t work and worst of all, a lot of frustration!
*Keep in mind that you will want to have a plan for backing up your files and photos so you can reload them on the new computer.