Microsoft End Support of Windows XP


It’s been over 12 years since the release of Windows XP and now that support has come to an end businesses using XP may have issues with reliability and performance. Whilst most Microsoft software has a lifespan of 10 years, Microsoft increased support for a further 2 years due to the popularity of the software.

Microsoft, along with their partners, will now turn their focus on the likes of Windows 8 and the soon to be released Windows 10. If your business is currently operating XP you may experience some problems with the newer accountancy and payroll software updates from Sage. Other software programmes may also be affected and your computer will be vulnerable to viruses, spyware, and other harmful software that could steal or corrupt data, potentially causing your business a more costly problem in the future.

It’s important to be aware that if your business continues to operate on Windows XP, you are risking company data and your systems will be vulnerable to viruses.

For more information on what to do next if you are using Windows XP click the help sheet button below, or if you would like some advice, please call 01254 682248 to speak to a member of our Technologies team.

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