April 8, 2014 marked the death of Windows XP. This long lived operating system was one of the best ones Microsoft put out. Released in 2001, XP survived 13 years and was liked by many users. It survived Windows Vista, which was supposed to replace it. But when Vista was released, it was a flop. Initially lacking hardly any drivers and lacking in compatibility with older software plus it was not as stable and slow. These reasons kept big corporations from adopting it for their desktops. At the time of Vista’s release, Microsoft had announced a tentative date to end support for XP. But because of the issues with Vista and public outcry, Microsoft was forced to extend XP’s “death” and they secretly buried Vista and soon came out with Windows 7, which was much more stable and compatible with older software.
Even though Windows 7 adoption has caught on and with the newest Windows 8.1 on the market, it is estimated that 30% of users are still running XP. That’s a huge number of computers still on the 13 year old operating system. Even in the final weeks of XP, Microsoft issued an “End of Support Alert” as part of an update for XP users to alert them the end is near. These users are now finding themselves, mainly through their own procrastination, that they need to quickly move to a newer version of Windows. Many are not liking Windows 8, so, like Vista, have not upgraded as they are finding Windows 7 machines hard to come by. But PC makers are now offering Windows 7 as an option again because of the lack luster traction of Windows 8.
So whether you have a new computer running Windows 7 or Windows 8, our experts can help you seamlessly migrate to a new computer. We have proven track record to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8. With our Migration service, you can be assured that all of your data (music, documents, pictures, Internet Favorites, mail, etc), will be seamlessly transferred with minimal downtime. What does the migration involve?
- Setup newly purchased computer running Windows 7 or Windows 8.
- For new computers with Windows 7 or Windows 8, we network your old computer and your new computer together and setup a data transfer to copy your data.
- Install any new software purchased with the new computer (MS Office, Anti-Virus, etc). You must have product keys available.
- Setup one printer. Additional printers setup for extra charge.
- Setup Webcam (if applicable).
- Migrate mail from Outlook Express, if used, to Outlook (must purchase Outlook with MS Office or separately). Web based email such as Yahoo, Gmail, Outlook.com, etc. do not need migrating.
Code Blue Computing is offering the Windows XP Migration service for a special rate of $250 for customers who book this service by May 25, 2014.
If you would like any further information as far as how the end of Windows XP will affect you or your business please feel free to give us a call at 720-746-9763. Code Blue Computing is a Broomfield, Colorado based I.T. Service provider that specializes in small to medium sized businesses.