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Its time to say bye bye to Windows XP and Office 2003

On 8th April Microsoft ends support of Windows XP and Office 2003.


If you have any PCs running XP or Office 2003 you need to start planning for their replacement. If you are thinking “We’ll be fine”, then you should probably think again…

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What is end of support?

After 12 years, support for Windows XP will end on April 8, 2014. There will be no more security updates or technical support for the Windows XP operating system.

Security: Without security updates, 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.

Compliance: Businesses that are governed by regulatory bodies may find that they are no longer able to meet compliance requirements.

Software provider support: Many software vendors will no longer support their products running on Windows XP as they are unable to receive Windows XP updates.

Hardware Manufacturer support: Many PC hardware manufacturers will stop supporting Windows XP on existing and new hardware. Meaning if the hardware fails, you are on your own.

Is my computer running Windows XP & Office 2003?

Windows XP - Click the Start button (generally located on bottom left corner), click Run, type winver, then press Enter key or Click Ok.

Office 2003 - Click here to find out which version of Office you are using.

What do I do now?

If you are running any XP machines then don't panic, we are here to help. We'll even make sure that moving away from XP won't cost the earth by offering 30% off XP migrations*.

We can source a good computer with good warranty that fits your budget and transfer the files from your old computer to the new one.

It is very important that you migrate to a modern operating system such as Windows 7 (recommended) or Windows 8.1 (recommended if you are adventuerous). Customers moving to a modern operating system will benefit from dramatically enhanced security and fast computers.

If you would like to discuss about Windows XP or Office 2003 migration, please get in touch with us

*Offer is applicable only if you bring the computers to us and valid until the 31st of June.

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