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Windows XP Support ended on April 8, 2014

If you do not upgrade from Windows XP, your business could be at risk.

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Security risks
Your PC may become vulnerable to harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software which can steal or damage your business data and information. Anti-virus software will also not be able to fully protect you once Windows XP itself is unsupported.

Software and hardware issues
Many software and hardware vendors will no longer support their products that run on Windows XP once they are unable to get further updates. This means third-party software and hardware may lose functionality or security.

Productivity disruptions
Unsupported operating systems could lead to computer failure and business disruption, and lack of software support means the tools you use to run your business may no longer work. Additionally, unsupported hardware running Windows XP that isn’t supported presents a further risk.

Lack of technical support
Online and phone-based technical support from Microsoft was discontinued on April 8, 2014, meaning you or your IT partners will no longer be able to get first-party assistance once problems arise.

See how other small businesses benefitted from upgrading:

Upgrading from Windows XP was a snap … All our software, including our core financial applications, runs faster and better on Windows 8 Pro.”

Carey Hnath, IT Manager for Raritan Bay Federal Credit Union.
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Additional support options
Ask The Microsoft Small Business Support Community
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Find Microsoft Small Business Support Certified Partner
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