Grandpa operating systems are marked with retirement. Learn the benefits of making the switch to Windows 8
The Windows XP undoubtedly been one of the most successful product of Microsoft. Proof of this is that until last year, more than a decade after its release, this version of the operating system was still the most widely used on the planet.
And the granddaddy of OS showed that it is not easy to deliver. Recently, we reported that it is still the platform more popular in eight countries, including China and North Korea. However, the truth is that XP is close to retirement.
After ending its sales in 2010, Microsoft announced in 2011 that suspend any and all support for this issue on your platform (as well as packs of updates) on April 8, 2014 – which was confirmed by the company in earlier this year.
What many people have asked is: what are the problems of not having the Microsoft Technical Support for your PC? And the reasons that would migrate to Windows 8? In this article we will list some of the reasons that can make you change the dinosaur OSes by more modern version of the platform.
8 reasons to migrate to Windows 8:
1. Constant improvements
The life cycle of Windows XP is over. Due to this, it won’t win more service packs that bring improvements to their operation, such as fixing bugs. Indeed, from the stipulated date, the company has no obligation to find fault in this edition of the OS.
In return, the company should adopt the same approach to remedy deficiencies identified had with XP in Windows 8, releasing constant updates to keep your system Newest let you down.
2. More security for you
That said, as you may have guessed, another inevitable consequence of this lack of update of Windows XP is the increase in breaches of their security. In short, it stops tracking the progress of different types of malware and malicious attacks that are susceptible at all to remain connected to the web, and even beyond.
In contrast, with Windows 8, the integrity and privacy of your personal information or your company’s (such as data and customer contacts – not counting data access to internet banking facilities) are better protected against the action of malicious persons attempting to obtain them unduly.
Anyway, you won’t want to be known on the internet for having a picture or recording leaked compromising customer information of your company or even worse, realize that your company’s bank account has a whole undue going?
3. Hardware compatibility
Besides the lack of enhancement packages and security patches, sooner or later, Windows XP will also receive the new drivers and hardware components or gain updates of older devices that need improvements.
In turn, taking the limelight, Windows 8 is able to endure the upgrades of your computer. The latest Microsoft platform is compatible with motherboards and video cards that are newer essential so you can play the hottest games of today and heavier use software such as image and video editors.
4. Professional help
Originating from these possible incompatibilities, there is a high probability that your PC with Windows XP start malfunctions. When this happens, unfortunately, you have no further technical support online or by phone from Microsoft to help you – professional assistance that is available in Windows 8, and the various tutorials specific to this version posted on the support page of the company which can be accessed 24 hours a day.
5. Following the breakthrough hardware
Unable to install new hardware or can make use of the full potential of the devices yet consistent, the chances of your computer with Windows XP display a lagged performance is huge – not to say it’s a certainty.
Contrary even to be the most current edition of the system, Windows 8 will follow the development of all categories of hardware, offering a performance more than enough to run most modern software and games, which mostly are becoming more demanding with regard to the processing power as far as graphics calculations.
6. Software for all purposes
As if all this were not enough to disrupt your routine in Windows XP, the trend is that many software developers fail to “adapt” their products to make them work at full steam at Grandpa. The smaller the number of machines with this version installed, the less attention given to it by the companies – which is also a natural process.
An example is the suite Microsoft Office, which last year had revealed the incompatibility of their 2013 edition on the “dinosaur” of operating systems. Right out of this scenario, Windows 8 has an app store exclusively and it has grown at a rapid pace, providing software of all genres and categories.
7. Whenever and wherever you are
It is known that Windows XP has its reduced performance when adopted in laptops, especially when it comes to battery consumption. If you already have a laptop, you know that saving energy is a critical factor for the acceptance of manufacturers and its convenience to work, study or play anywhere, anytime without being connected to an outlet.
In this sense, Windows 8 has a power management much more advanced and efficient than its ancestor, which in the golden years of his life dealing with other technologies, now outdated.
In addition, configuration and maintenance of wireless networks place a much more practical and uncomplicated in a young operating system. With a few clicks, you’re connected and ready to surf the web.
8. Automatic upgrade
Every PC that has Windows 8 installed will be entitled to the free upgrade to Windows 8.1 from October 18, 2013 – release date of the upcoming version of the system that has been confirmed by the company.
And you? Still use Windows XP or now replaced by Windows 8? What led you to this exchange and what benefits realized after adopting the newest version of the platform? Share your experiences with us and other readers.