Windows XP Abandoned And Users Confused About Which OS To Migrate To

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If you have been a Windows XP user for a long time, it will be like letting go of a part of your life. End of Windows tech support and all kinds of supports means the end of an era. The most solid and highly popular OS of the last decade, Windows XP can very well be described as the quintessentialOS. There were operating systems before Windows XP and there are and will be operating systems after XP, but no other OS will probably be the same way as the thirteen year old OS.

Such has been the unparalleled popularity of the OS that it took near about a decade for any other OS to surpass Windows XP. Not until Windows 7 came into existence did Windows XP lose some of its user base. Even after the grand arrival of Windows 7, and now Windows 8, it is still the second most popular OS in the world even now, even after its removal from the list of supported products. Such has been the influence of the OS in the minds of the Windows users that it’s removal from the products supported by the software maker, has created a void and confusion among users regarding which OS to move on to.

With the end of Windows tech support and all other support features for Windows users, many Windows XP users are left with a huge decision to make. Windows 7 is the most common choice for XP users to migrate to. This is obviously because Windows 7 looks similar to Windows XP and most Windows XP users will find it easy to work in a Windows 7 OS.

Windows 7 OS

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Agreed, Windows 7 seems to be the logical decision to migrate to; Windows 8 should be the right choice. The reason here is that Window 8 is the latest OS and Windows 7 mainstream support is already over. End of mainstream support means, for other than the security packages, Windows 7 users will have to pay for a variety of features that were originally free. At the same time, Windows 8 security features are available for a few more years.

If you are uncomfortable with Windows 8, you can any way use Windows 7. Windows 7 end of support is not until 2020, you have a lot of time till that happens.

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Microsoft Plans To Preload Surface Pro 4 With Windows 10

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Microsoft’s upcoming surface tablet, the Surface Pro 4, is to come with a slew of impressive features. The latest rumour is that it will come preinstalled with the upcoming operating system Windows 10. Other rumours are about its screen size that it will come in two different sizes.

Surface Pro 4 to come in different sizes

According to some reports published by sources close to Microsoft help line, the tech giant is planning to release its Pro 4 tablets in two different sizes, 14-inch display and smaller display version with 10-inch display. As per the current plans, the 14-inch display Pro 4 tablets will be released first along with Windows 10 release. The smaller display version (10-inch display) will be released in the second phase.

In spite of its bigger display size (14-inch), the first version of Surface Pro 4 will feature the same range of display resolution as that of Surface Pro 3 tablet (2160 X 1440). Microsoft also plans to release a mini Surface Pro 4 version. It will feature 8-inch display and will look like a Google Nexus tablet or iPad mini.

Cheaper price tag

Interestingly, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablets will be made available at a cheaper price tag as compared to its predecessor models. Microsoft hasn’t made any official announcement about the price for Surface Pro 4 tablet versions. However, it says that price tag will be made affordable so that more folks can buy it.

Microsoft prepared not to repeat the mistakes again

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The first version of Surface tablets had a number of flaws. It didn’t really impress every user who bought it. In fact, the Surface Pro tablets started to attract the public attention with the second version, the Surface Pro 2. There were many positive reviews about it. The successor Surface Pro 3 also managed to impress public users and tech experts. According to Microsoft help line, it is the huge number of positive reviews for Surface Pro 3 that inspired the Redmond giant to come up with a successor model quite soon.

Release date

The release date of Surface Pro 4 tablets is not yet announced. Since Microsoft is planning to preload the Pro 4 tablets with Windows 10 OS, it will certainly not be released before Windows 10 release. And Microsoft plans to release the final version of Windows 10 only by 2015 fall.

Microsoft hopes that Surface Pro 4 with Windows 10 will change people’s perception about tablets.

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Getting Windows OS Support For Fixing Computer Issues Promptly

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Tech Support For Windows OS

Most enterprise organisations use Windows operating system in their computers. Windows, as we all know, has its fair share of errors. The most irritating of all Windows OS errors is the so called ‘Blue Screen of Death’. The OS simply crashes in the middle of some work by displaying the Blue Screen error. When you restart the system, you will find that all your unsaved data upto this point is gone.

Seek professional assistance for fixing the Windows OS issues

Such Windows OS issues have to be fixed at the earliest, especially if you are using that system for work-related purposes. For example, in the event of a Blue Screen error, you can just restart the system to bring the OS back to normal. However, if you do not get to the root of the problem and fix it, it is bound to happen again.

For this, you can either contact the official Windows tech support service or any other third party service. They will fix the problem and help recover the lost data, if that is possible. In some cases, you will be facing start-up problems, where the system takes too long to come online. Do not dismiss such issues as problems created by using old computers.

Such start-up problems are usually caused by malware or virus infections or because of using outdated drivers. You need to contact professional technicians in the event of such errors. They will get to the root of the problems and fix them to ensure that your computer does not slow down anymore.

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Solutions For Windows Problems

However, such problems are likely to occur again, if you do not install quality antimalware or antivirus applications to guard the system against such threats. Many third party service providers do provide such security tools to their customers. Also, do not ignore any of the problems you encounter in the OS, even the minor ones.

The common tendency is to just close the error message or simply restart the OS to fix the issue. Instead, you need to contact Windows tech support and inform them of the error message you are seeing in the OS. Also, this is good security precaution as well. It is possible that there might be some malware applications running in the system background. By contacting the tech support professionals early on, you can easily detect the problem and remove the malware application before it corrupts the important data stored in your system.

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Windows XP Support Terminated, But Many Users Refuse To Move On

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The world’s largest software maker had removed Windows XP from the list of their supported products. In other words, Windows XP support does not exist anymore. Windows XP will not receive any Windows tech support, technical assistance, security updates, or support packages of any kind. This also includes all the free as well as paid services. However, many Windows XP users have not realized what has happened.

Actually, there are millions of users using the old OS even after six months of the end of service. The fact that even after so many months, many Windows users are refusing to upgrade is surprising, strange and something to ponder upon for the company. Windows XP’s demise was long overdue; the company had to prolong the support period due to overwhelming requests from Windows XP users worldwide. The software maker extended the support period for the OS many times and the latest and the last one is April 8, when the company finally had it and terminated the support for the old OS.

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Windows XP has a glorious history of being the only OS to have lasted so long and remained popular throughout the life cycle. The main reason why so many people still consider risking everything to continue using Windows XP is the fact that OS if by far the most familiar OS. Most users would agree that Windows XP end of support looks like the end of an era. The OS represented everything Windows users had learnt over the course of time that Windows OS series evolved. It had become the yard stick for good, and is still considered one of the best operating systems ever.

Windows Vista: the debacle, is onethe main reasons for resurgence of Windows XP. Windows XP got a boost in popularity when Vista flopped, big time. Not only did Windows Vista flop, it helped Windows XP gain much user base. Windows Vista managed to drive off the users to Windows XP. The only time when Windows XP started losing some of the popularity was when Windows 7 released. Windows 7 rectified most Windows Vista issues and introduced a brilliant OS.

No matter how good Windows users want to convince themselves that Windows XP is. The fact that Windows XP is an unsupported OS will not change. No Windows tech support, security updates or patches can be expected anymore. So, move on, or better yet, wait for the Windows 10 OS.

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Is It Possible To Use Windows XP Without Security Risks Now

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Windows XP Support

Microsoft has made it clear that it will no longer support Windows XP operating system as it has already outrun the extended support period. However, it appears that the number of users with Windows XP operating system still continue to remain without much change. According to a recent report published by NetApplications, XP holds about 15.2 percent of the total Windows market share. Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 8.1 does not even make half of the market share of what XP makes. The combined market share that both Windows 8 and the subsequently released Windows 8.1 make is only about 13 percent.

Considering the number of Windows XP users, it seems that Microsoft has done injustice to XP users by depriving them of Windows support. However, as per Microsoft support policy, the lifting of Windows tech support for XP was announced quite a long time ago. The software giant has been requesting XP users to think seriously about migrating to a newer operating system since 2011. The extended support for XP was supposed to be lifted in 2011. However, Microsoft has been delaying it owing to requests from XP users.

How to use Windows XP without security issues?

Microsoft’s decision to lift Windows XP support has shocked most users with the legacy operating system. If you are a Windows XP user and wish to continue to use the operating system in future without any security problems, you can do so by following the below tips.

Install a reputed antivirus program immediately

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Tech Support For XP

Since no more Windows tech support is provided for XP, there are higher chances for security issues. The best way to prevent security issues on your Windows XP machine is to install a reputed antivirus program in it. Doing so, you can make sure that your PC is safeguarded against the most common types of security issues although a total protection of the operating system is not possible.

Keep your XP machine only for offline tasks

Threats, viruses, malwares, etc are carried over from one machine to other either through internet or when you connect USB drives or other data storage devices from other users to your PC. Since XP is no longer a supported operating system, it is advisable that you use it for offline tasks.

Lately, a number of third party firms have come up offering extended security for Windows XP. You can try out any of such services to safeguard your XP machine against threats.

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