~~The XPocalypse: a real threat or a Y2K-like scare?

Is the XPocalypse as bad as everyone says it’s going to be? Well, yes and no.
With the proper preventative action steps, it doesn’t have to be.

All good things must come to an end. On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014, Microsoft will officially stop supporting their operating system, Windows XP.  What does this mean for people who are still hanging onto their old XP operating systems on their PCs? It means that Microsoft will no longer be offering security updates, patches, or platform support after April 8th.  This will make Windows XP vulnerable from that point on to viruses, worms, and other malware that Microsoft hasn’t designed protections for.  Moreover, any user who is having trouble with her/his operating system is on their own when it comes to troubleshooting support. 

The XPolcalypse doesn’t have to be scary, but it is the end of an era. It will become more and more risky and difficult to keep your computer and your information safe if you’re still using Windows XP after April 8th.  It is estimated that some 500 million computers throughout the world are still running Windows XP as their operating system. Very soon, all of those users are going to have to upgrade their operating systems to Microsoft’s flagship products, Windows 7 and Windows 8, or they run the risk of being vulnerable to viruses and malware. Save yourself the time, hassle, and heartache of lost files, identity theft, zombie computers, viruses and other malware by taking some simple precautionary steps today.

Whether you were a fan of Windows XP or not, the fact is that Microsoft has adopted “planned obsolescence” as a business model. Accepting the fact that Microsoft has chosen to end its support of Windows XP, thereby effectively ending the life of the operating system, is the first step to ensuring that your computer stays in good working order and your small business doesn’t lose productivity due to viruses and other malware invading your old, unprotected operating system. The next step is to take preventative action by upgrading your operating systems from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8 before the April 8th deadline. We can help!

Here at TRA Consulting Inc., an IT consulting firm located in Long Beach, California can help you and your small business upgrade your operating systems and avoid the XPocalypse all together. We provide computer solutions to individuals, small, and medium-sized businesses and we can help you upgrade your computers from Windows XP to Windows 7 before Microsoft’s April 8th deadline.

The bottom line is this: for better or worse, Microsoft has decided to end Windows XP as an operating system.  Save yourself time, trouble, and headaches by contacting TRA Consulting, Inc. today and we can help smooth the path for your transition to Windows 7 or 8.  If you waited and the XPocalyse has already come for you, there’s still hope! TRA Consulting provides computer repair and virus removal in and around the Long Beach area.