Windows XP – End of Life: 8 April 2014
Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP TODAY, 8 April 2014.
Machines bought before the release of Windows 7 (October 2009) are probably not worth upgrading and we strongly recommend purchasing a new PC.
The most recent Windows operating system is Windows 8.1. Check whether your PC can run Windows 8.1 by using the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant
Transferring files and other settings
Windows Easy Transfer is the simplest way to transfer your data, whether you decide to upgrade your old PC, or buy a new Windows 8 machine. You will need a USB external disk to store the files you want to transfer.
Windows Easy Transfer isn't present by default in Windows XP, so it will need to be downloaded and installed.
Detailed advice is available in Microsoft's Guide to Using Microsoft Easy Transfer. Easy Transfer will not transfer non-Microsoft applications.
Getting Windows 8.1
The cheapest way to do this is to get the a
Most applications will have a Windows-8 compatible version available. If you are not sure whether or not an application will work in Windows 8, consult the vendor's website.
Office 2003 support runs out at the same time as Windows XP, so you will need to purchase a newer version of Office. Office 2013/365 can also be purchased from the Microsoft Store.
For further advice, please email Windows Support