Windows Internet Explorer 11

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 can cause many users problems while surfing the Internet.  Internet Explorer 11, the latest web browser available from Microsoft, has many new features, but some web sites are not compatible with this latest version of the browser.  So what can you do?   LG Computers has always supported and recommended Internet Explorer, but with the release of Internet Explorer 11, we are recommending installing a secondary web browser on your computer.  Mozilla Firefox makes an excellent alternate browser for those web sites that do not function correctly with Internet Explorer 11.  Mozilla Firefox is a free web browser, which can be downloaded from here:  Contact us if you have any questions or require our Professional Services.

Windows XP End-Of-Life

On April 8th, 2014 Windows XP will no longer be supported by Microsoft.  (Windows XP End-Of-Life: So you won’t even be able to get security patches, and your computer will be open to newly-discovered threats with no way to protect you.)  Windows 7 64-Bit Professional is what is being recommended and deployed in business environments.  Windows 8 is drastically different, has a huge learning curve, and does not work with some hardware and software; and is not recommended for business use.  Unlike the retail stores that are only selling computers with Windows 8, LG Computers has new and off-lease computers with Windows 7 Professional.   Our new computers come standard with a 3 year warranty, and can be upgraded to a 5 year warranty for a nominal cost.

If you are a home user with Windows XP using your computer for basic web surfing and word processing, it is not imperative to upgrade to a newer operating system.  It is important to make sure that you have up to date Anti Virus software installed and are using a router / firewall between your computer and modem.  LG Computers has router / firewalls available.