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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.