Economical Migration from XP

In Part I of our series on Microsoft’s termination of support for Windows XP, we addressed the implications for people still using Windows XP.  In Part II, we talked about why you might want to upgrade.  Finally, in Part III, we discussed your upgrade options for whenever you’re ready to do so.  In that third article, we explained that

“any of the operating systems after Windows XP are more demanding of computer resources, so you’re probably not going to be able to upgrade the operating system on the same hardware like you may have done from Windows 2000 to XP; you’re going to need a new computer.”

We also reassured you, however, that whether you choose Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8, it is highly likely that your upgrades between those operating systems, or to the eventual release of Windows 9 will all be supported on the same hardware.  That takes a lot of the pressure off your upgrade decision, because now it doesn’t have to be for the next 5, 7, or 10 years; a Windows 7 upgrade today might just need to hold you for the next 1-3 years before you decide to move on to Windows 8.1 or even Windows 9 on the same hardware, inexpensively.

In fact, at Maverick Solutions, that’s exactly what we’re recommending.  Maybe you’re finally being swayed by security concerns; perhaps you’re tired of newer-technology Websites loading slowly, funky, or not at all; possibly your printer is dying and you’re afraid its replacement won’t support XP.  Whatever the reasons, we think it’s time you seriously consider upgrading.

Maverick Solutions has been offering inexpensive, reliable, refurbished Windows XP systems for at least 4-5 years; we’ve sold literally hundreds of them to schools and small businesses.  They’ve served our clients well, but that era has come to an end.  We moved our last one out of inventory in April.  Since then, we’ve been researching and comparing candidates to become our next refurbished system offering, and (drumroll, please) we’ve found one with which we’re quite pleased!

It’s feature-packed, peppy, and a good brand, from a quality refurbisher, and it’s priced competitively.  Our initial testing and pilot deployments of it have gone very well.  In fact, this blog entry is being typed on one of them, right now, and it sure is nice to be able to use Internet Explorer 11 rather than be limited to IE8.  Our philosophy is to focus our sales and distribution on a particular refurbished system so that we can buy it in sufficient quantities as to offer very competitive pricing on it.  Further, it is easier for us to service and support a common system used by a good segment of our clientele.  (WIIFM?  If it’s easier for us, that means our service & support will be faster and less expensive for you!)

If we’ve piqued your interest, here are the specs.  If you want us to drop one off for you, or if you want to discuss how we can help you transition over to it, call or email for a no-cost consultation.

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