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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Windows XP No Longer Supported Says Microsoft

Recycle Old XP PC's and Computers
XP Computers no longer supported.
XP was a brand new operating system in 2001. After windows 98 shocked the world with 32 bit computing, Windows 2000 and Millennium Edition tried to carry the humble PC forward into the Internet Era. However, Windows XP stood tall as a major development in the Operating System Evolution, offering up a major improvement in Home Computing which lasted over a decade.

Microsoft went on to develop Windows Vista, which was plagued with memory management issues and bugs, built on a modified Windows 2000 core initially, but users quickly caught on to the fact that Vista was bug ridden, slow and offered little over Windows XP with the exception of the new DirectX 10 Graphical interface.

Windows XP saw three service packs, a Media Centre Edition, A Tablet PC Edition and of course 64bit, and until Windows 7 came along over 90% of computers worldwide that ran Microsoft... Ran Windows XP.

All good things come to an end however, there will be no more official security updates and bug fixes for the operating system from Microsoft. Some governments have negotiated extended support contracts for the OS in a bid to keep users protected but security firms said anyone else using the 13-year-old software would be at increased risk of infection and compromise by cyber-thieves.

Now is the time for Public Sector and Education Sectors to look at urgently replacing their Windows XP Computers for Windows 7 or Windows 8 Machines. If you need assistance with the disposal of your out of date computer equipment give us a call. We can collect for free, dispose of your XP computers and recycle in accordance with European Legislation. Our Service includes Data Destruction.