In just a few months, the legacy operating system will no longer be supported. Microsoft initially released XP in 2001, and has targeted April 8, 2014 as the end of its support. For businesses planning to migrate to a Windows 7 or Window 8 environment, the time is now.
Schedule your migration to Windows 7 or 8 today.
One of the difficulties facing businesses looking at leaving Windows XP is the requirement for a full migration as opposed to a simple upgrade. Because of the age of most XP machines, AIE recommends new hardware as well. This is a significant change, so it’s important to plan for it. April 2014 is only a few months away, and AIE’s engineers strongly recommend upgrading before Microsoft stops support.
Don't risk being caught without support for Windows XP in April.
It may be possible to continue with a Windows XP operating system after April 2014, but possible doesn’t mean it is wise. Microsoft will no longer be offering security patches or updates, but beyond that, the bottom line is that Windows XP is a 12-year-old operating system. Migrating eventually will be necessary – it is better to do it now, before vulnerability increases with the lack of manufacturer support.
Let professionals handle your Windows migration.
Due to the more complex nature of the migration, AIE recommends using professionals to complete the process. Even an upgrade can lead to unexpected problems, but with a clean installation and transfer of data between PCs, it is wisest to have experienced technicians migrating your business’s data to reduce the risk of complications. Additionally, with an operating system and hardware upgrade can come other critical decisions – such as whether to implement virtualization technology like Hyper-V, corresponding server upgrades to Windows Server 2012, and adding monitoring to your ongoing managed IT services.
AIE offers full Windows 7 and Windows 8 migration services, deployed by experienced technicians to ensure the safety of your data and network throughout the process. We offer a variety of hardware options — contact us today for more information.