Sunday, April 6, 2014

Huge Lag In Windows XP Migration

Even after reports of Microsoft ceasing to provide support for Windows XP, most companies still use Windows XP. Only a very few kicked out XP and started using other operating systems. Windows 8 and Windows 7 operating systems are the migration options available for companies. Microsoft has fixed the end date of Windows XP support as April 8 and even now, private computers as well as systems in MNCs use Windows XP to work with.

What reports say?

There are loads of dangers that lurk while using XP post April 8 2014, but according to reports that came in October, the migration to other operating systems will be completed by a small section of companies before the deadline and they say they are "extremely confident". Many other companies say that the complete migration will take ages and others say that the entire migration will be complete only post the deadline. A very few percentage (only around 6%) say that they have moved from XP to other operating systems.

Migration to Windows 7

In the survey sponsored by Dell and VMware, a number of people (around three quarters) said that migration to Windows 7 was on the cards. On Windows XP alone, about 24 crucial applications process their work according to the survey. For the migration to be completed, three quarters of the organizations said that around a year was required, while other organizations said that the migration took a lot longer time.

The cost factor

42 percent of the respondents said that business would be hampered as the reason why the migration has not been done. Around 34 percent of the respondents said that cost was another factor that prevented the migration. While moving to other operating systems like Windows 7 or even Windows 8, users and organizations had to have a large capital for the purchase of the operating systems.

Go in for Linux or Chromebooks

Companies may also look forward into Linux, Chromebooks etc so as they can avoid the migration to Windows 7 or Windows 8. These are more viable options than a complete migration to new operating systems.

Users may avail help and support from Windows tech support if concerns with Windows 8 or Windows 7 pop up. The services of the Windows tech support are of the best and highest quality and can surely help in troubleshooting glitches with the operating systems.

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