– Kyle Kontney
Windows XP had a good long run from 2001 to 2014. Awesome! Now Microsoft is dropping main support for XP April 8th, 2014. Boo! Sad! Actually, a good thing. If you are running Windows XP of any kind, please don't be offended by this statement. In fact, if you are a Windows XP user here are some facts that you should know:
So, what is the real problem? The Real problem with Windows XP being retired is that it is most likely on hardware that is outside of its' "Healthy to still use" phase. Windows Vista Came out in 2007 (7 years ago). Microsoft still allowed you to by Windows XP PC's until 2008. So that means your PC is 6+ years old. Now, the national average for lifespan of PC's in the home is 4 to 6 years. The national average for PC's in the business setting is 3 to 5 years.
Our concern is that if you have Windows XP, it is most likely on hardware that is well outside its' usability range and will fail at any time. Having a PC "just die" is the hardest type of PC to replace for the following reasons:
So what is the solution? Replace your PC-Period! Do it before your PC dies. Come see us and purchase a Business Grade PC that will last 4 to 6 years. Let us transfer your data, settings, mail, iTunes and files to the new PC. Not under duress. Not in a panic. Not guessing how the PC was setup. Rather in a controlled and successful manner.
Goodbye XP, you served us well.