Windows End of Life / Support

If procrastination or budgetary constraints have hampered your migration to a current operating system, contact NexusTek and allow our team to help your business reduce risk and benefit from the latest technology.

Your business is at risk running old operating systems

In April of 2014, after 12 years since the release of Windows XP and the release of several new updated operating systems – Windows, 07, 08, 10, 13 — Microsoft is ending the support for XP. For those who still are using XP, it is time to upgrade or be at risk for numerous tech problems, security vulnerabilities and headaches ahead.

Mainstream support for Windows 7 ended in January of 2014, with extended support expiring in 2020. Proactive businesses should be acting now to upgrade to supported Microsoft operating systems.

Simply stated, running outdated Windows operating systems puts your business at risk.

Unsupported Operating Systems: 5 Critical Risks

1. No Microsoft Security Updates – this includes patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware, spyware, hackers and other malicious software that can steal or damage your business data and information. According to PC World, Windows XP “cannot meet today’s online threats”.

2. Your anti-virus software may not fully protect you.

3. You will not be meeting regulatory obligations if you are a business that requires HIPPA compliance. Again, you face exposure to security risks, identity theft and the bundle of requirements for information systems that contain electronic protected health information.

4. Your Hardware/Driver Support will come to a grinding halt. As such, installing drivers that are required for newer hardware or devices to work will not be an option.

5. You lose support for other third-party software products and even the Microsoft Office product suite.

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