Windows operating system upgrade
Posted on 2013-06-24
Our small company computer network uses the windows xp operating system - very simple peer to peer network sharing files and printers. We are planning to upgrade both hardware and operating system to either Win 7 or Win 8. We use a couple of legacy programs that are not supported in Win 7 or 8. They will run using Virtual PC in Win 7. It will be a pain to replace these programs as we have a mountain of historical data that still needs to be accessed. My thinking about this is mainly being driven by my understanding that MS will stop supporting Win XP in April 2014 - no more automatic updates and patches. So, is it true that MS WILL NOT support XP after April 2014? Does that also mean that running the legacy software in a virtual PC envronment will become risky because XP will no longer be supported?