Some of you who are still utilizing Microsoft’s Windows XP may have noticed a popup on the lower right hand side of your monitor today, “MICROSOFT SOON WILL NO LONGER SUPPORT WINDOWS XP”. It’s TRUE, Microsoft is officially ending its support of its 12 year old, and, most popular operating system ever, tomorrow, April 8, 2014.
This means that 30% of computers being used in Hospitals, Education Systems, Banks, Hotels, and Homes around the world will be unsecured from security threat going forward. This does not mean that you can no longer use Windows XP; it just means that there will be no more automatic security updates, or customer support in cases related to Windows XP users.
If you are like me, you have already upgraded to Windows 7, avoiding Windows Vista, and Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows 8. Not only are you, the consumer, at risk of easier malware attacks, but businesses and government users are extremely at risk. Both the British and Dutch governments recently shelled out millions of dollars to extend the Microsoft XP support as they did not begin to refresh their systems fast enough. 95% of ATM’s around the world use Microsoft XP as their operation system.
For those that have not yet upgraded your systems whether they be businesses or residential customers, the Capitol Asset Recovery group of businesses has a few options for you.
Capitol Asset Recovery, Inc. is still outright purchasing Computers, Laptops and Servers running Windows XP, send your Make and Model information to firstname.lastname@example.org for a free quote to sell your used IT equipment.
Additionally, for people located within the Washington DC, Northern Virginia, or Southern Maryland you can bring in your old machine running Windows XP for a $25.00 discount on a newer replacement machine.
Thanks for reading,
Capitol Asset Recovery, Inc.
Vice President of Business Development