Our work around for still browsing the internet and getting decent results (vs old Internet Explorer versions) on XP, Vista and Mac OSX 10.6/7/8 is finally coming to an end! 🙁

We have been receiving phone calls from our customers asking us about this message that has been appearing. Sadly, these older operating systems are struggling to keep up to date with today’s security threats, no matter how good your security software is. Microsoft have stopped providing support i.e, Windows Updates for “old faithful” Windows XP since April 2014, and will stop providing support for Vista in April 2017. It seems that Google have got in early with Vista.

One workaround is to use Firefox as a browser, which as yet, seems to be compatible with XP/Vista. We don’t recommend upgrading the hardware or operating system in a PC which is 7 years old or more to Windows 7/8/8.1/10. With the advancements in technology, it would be more cost effective & secure to purchase a new, faster PC with Windows 10 already installed.

Those who like to dabble may argue and install themselves a flavour of Linux/Ubuntu onto their old PC to continue using it!

Please feel free to contact JPC for impartial purchase advice, help setting up a new PC and transferring data from the old to new.