Will you be affected? The Windows XP Shutdown.


As of today, April 8, 2014, Microsoft ended its support of all Windows XP operating system.

Loads of people who remained loyal to Windows XP, despite Microsoft’s subsequent releases of Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8, will now be unprotected from malware and viruses.

These Windows XP users are not limited to households; they are comprised of small businesses, medical offices, water treatment facilities and even power plants according to this Fox News article.

What does this mean for your business if you are currently operating on Windows XP? Well, you should update your operating system ASAP, or else your private business information can be in serious jeopardy.

This cessation of Windows XP support will stir up lots of controversy, everywhere.

This morning in the office, my colleague and I had a minor disagreement whether this is poor customer service or a smart move for Microsoft.

What do you think? Is the Microsoft’s Windows XP shutdown an exemplification of poor customer service?

Please, comment below and let us know what you think! I’m interested to hear everyone’s perspective.

No Responses to “Will you be affected? The Windows XP Shutdown.

  • lizallen1980
    8 years ago

    My feeling is that Microsoft provided plenty of warning to their customers – and by not upgrading they are potentially compromising efficiency.

    Think of it like a 10 year old car – for the first three years after purchase it’s up there with the best of them: performance, style, warranty. Then it starts to slip as new technology and materials supersede it. Ultimately you end up being out-performed by most other cars on the road.

    Similarly your operating system will be clunky, slow and inefficient if you don’t keep it up to date. It’s also a massive drain on resources for Microsoft to support an outdated system – that same resource could be developing the next Windows platform (which as I hate Windows 8, can’t come soon enough!).

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