2016/06 Windows XP is End of Life

"The Great End of Life is not Knowledge but Action"

 

Thomas Henry Huxley

What is Windows XP End of Support ?


Microsoft provided support for Windows XP for the past 12 years. But the time came for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources toward supporting more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences. As a result, technical assistance for Windows XP is no longer available, including automatic updates that help protect your PC.

Microsoft has also stopped providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP. If you already have Microsoft Security Essentials installed, you'll continue to receive antimalware signature updates for a limited time. However, please note that Microsoft Security Essentials (or any other antivirus software) will have limited effectiveness on PCs that do not have the latest security updates. This means that PCs running Windows XP will not be secure and will still be at risk for infection.


What happens if I continue to use Windows XP?


If you continue to use Windows XP now that support has ended, your computer will still work but it might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Internet Explorer 8 is also no longer supported, so if your Windows XP PC is connected to the Internet and you use Internet Explorer 8 to surf the web, you might be exposing your PC to additional threats. Also, as more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows, you can expect to encounter more apps and devices that do not work with Windows XP "

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows/end-support-help

 

What Does This Mean for OscarPOS and You ?


POSReady09 is a variant of XP that will be supported until 2019

OscarPOS will cover your unexpired Service and Support Agreement to keep XP and POSReady09 running for as long as feasibly possible

OscarPOS software will continue to run on XP and POSReady09 for as long as feasibly possible

MSE is not to be considered as adequate Antivirus. OscarPOS strongly recommends that you protect your computer, programmes and data with Anti Viral software from a reputable dealer

OscarPOS cannot guarantee that other software will continue to run on XP or POSReady09


5 Easy Steps to Stay Productive with OscarPOS


1. Uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials and install Anti Virus software from a reputable source

2. Make sure the Anti Virus supplier will continue to support XP and POSReady09

3. Install Firefox as your default browser, enable antivirus add ons if provided, install an ad blocker

4. Turn Windows Firewall on

5. Upgrade to Windows 7, POSReady7, or Windows 10 variants *
 

* please note that not all hardware can run the latest versions of windows
* under spec hardware ( even minimum spec ) may result in huge performance losses


Let OscarPOS do it All for You !


With a current Gold Support Agreement with OscarPOS we will do steps 1 to 4 remotely FREE !

Step 5 cannot be done remotely but with your Gold Support Agreement OscarPOS can upgrade your Windows version for $200.00 plus the cost of the Windows license **


Don't have a Gold Support Agreement ? Call us today and get started !

** please note that not all hardware can run the latest versions of windows
** under spec hardware ( even minimum spec ) may result in huge performance losses
** perth metro