25 March 2014
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Windows XP Support Ends on April 08, 2014: What to Do?

9 out of 10 PCs in the world are equipped with Windows operating system, claims NetMarketShare in its February 2014 report. Indeed, it speaks a volume about the Microsoft’s dominance on the computing horizon. But the discourse of Microsoft’s achievement is incomplete without reckoning the Windows XP’s contributions, which ruled the computing world for more than a decade, the longest tenure of any OS till date. The widespread adoption of Windows XP at different fronts and in an array of environments compelled Microsoft time and again to come with service packs on regular basis and extend its mainstream support life cycle beyond April 14, 2009 by almost 5 years.

But how long? Eventually, that grace period is too coming to an end by April 08, 2014. This is obviously a cause of concern, if your PC runs on Windows XP. Now, it’s time to shed your affection, and plunge into a new era, because change is the only constant.

Windows XP Support Ends? What Does It Mean?

Microsoft is no longer going to disseminate software updates through Windows Update. Remember, it includes (a) security updates required for safeguarding your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software, which can steal your personal information, (b) latest software updates to improve the reliability of Windows and (c) driver updates to keep your PC in good stead with the modern hardware and peripherals.

What to Do?

Upgrade your current PC

Check your system compatibility with respect to Windows 8.1. How? It’s quick and fast with Windows Upgrade Assistant, a free to download diagnostic tool from Microsoft. The tool examines system configuration to let you know whether you could go with the Windows 8.1 upgrade. If your PC meets the system requirements upgrade it, otherwise, get a new PC.

Find below the minimum system requirements:

  1. Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
  2. RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
  3. Free hard drive space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  4. Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

Techvedic brings to you Windows 8.1 Pro through its techSTORE at a highly competitive price tag. Technical support is also available from experts to setup and install the software, while keeping your previous files and settings intact.

Transfer Windows XP stuff to a new PC

Obviously, you can depart from your OLD PC but not from the files, settings and user profile information stored there. Worried? Don’t be panicked. Techvedic offers BackupRunner to help you with Windows XP data transfer. You can easily move all essential stuffs over the cloud in no time. The interoperability of the cloud technology helps you get your digital content migrated to any of the preferred platforms, including Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1.

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