Still using Windows XP? So are 31% of UK local authorities

You are leaving your system at risk…

According to a recent study carried out by CRN journalist Hannah Breeze, nearly a third of UK councils are still running Windows XP on their PCs, despite the support of this operating system ending last year.

While the UK Government paid Microsoft to extend the support for another year, this ended April 2015, meaning that all PCs running Windows XP have been entirely unsupported for the last 3 months.

If you still use XP then you have been leaving your system vulnerable to harmful viruses and malicious software, which can steal personal data. It is vital that you upgrade your operating system as soon as possible, especially with Windows 10 recently being launched.

Thinking about upgrading to Windows 10 but not sure how?

Come along to our exclusive Windows 10 breakfast event – 30th September

Windows 10 is expected to be one of the most popular upgrades this year. It is free for many Windows users, and will of course provide many new features.Windows 10 launch

However – being one of the first to upgrade often causes issues for the user.

From today you have a year to upgrade your devices, so why rush?

As with all new releases of Microsoft operation systems, it won’t be long before an update is released to deal with early bugs and glitches. It may therefore be advisable to hold on a little while before upgrading.

Come along to our exclusive Windows 10 breakfast event on Wednesday 30th September, where you will learn the best tips and tricks to installing and using Windows 10.

We will be covering:

  • The benefits and new features of Windows 10
  • The compatibility with your device
  • The rules on licensing
  • How SCS can help you deploy the software

 

For more information about our event, please call 01522 883620 or email sales@scstechsolutions.co.uk

 Information Source: IT Governance