As we here at ESG have advised a number of times over the past few years, Microsoft will stop supporting XP on April 8, 2014, spelling an end to updates, fixes and other related services. If you are still running Windows XP systems in your environment, now is the time to speak to us about moving to Windows 7 or Windows 8. As a rule, for business mainstream systems we advocate Windows 7 Pro. Windows 8 is an option for less business-critical systems or for mobile systems.
Are you still concerned about giving up “good old XP”? HP has a good article on their eNewsletter site about leaving XP behind. As they point out, can you imagine running Windows 98 on your home PC? Then why would you fight tooth and nail, stubbornly looking into a variety of contingency plans and options to hold onto Windows XP?