Microsoft support for Windows XP & Vista has ended!

Windows normally receives automatic software updates from Microsoft. Most of these updates are for security problems that could be exploited by malware or hackers. Microsoft normally releases software updates to fix these vulnerabilities as they discover them. It is very important to allow these updates to install.

The Problem

Microsoft support for Windows XP ceased in April 2014.
Microsoft support for Windows Vista ceased in April 2018.

Windows XP & Vista will still continue to work but will no longer release Microsoft software updates. Any security problems discovered in Windows XP/Vista after this date will never be fixed, which will leave them increasingly vulnerable to cyber attack. Also, software support for many other third party programs may also not be available.

More info from Microsoft:-
Windows XP end-of-support: here
Windows Vista end-of-support: here
"End of Support" dates for all Microsoft Operating Systems: here

The Solution

To maintain the best possible security, you need to be running a modern version of Microsoft Windows that is still supported and updated. The current version is Windows 10.

This can be acheived in two ways:-

  • Upgrade your current computer from Windows XP/Vista to Windows 10.
    Some (but not all) Windows XP/Vista computers may be suitable to be upgraded to Windows 10. Please call to have your computer inspected for suitability and then to discuss options. Your data, e-mail and applications can be transferred.
  • Replace your computer with a new or refurbished one running Windows 10.
    DH Computing can supply great value new and refurbished computers to suit your requirements.
    Please call to discuss prices, specifications and migration of your data, e-mail and applications.
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