What to do if you are not going to be able to replace Windows XP by May 13, 2014?

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I think we will have all of the PCs in our office upgraded from Windows XP by the time support ends on May 13, but then again, maybe not. What should be done to minimize risks if you can’t get everything upgraded in time?

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ehtan
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The top three things I would do would be:

1. Make sure that you have installed all of the updates/patches that Microsoft has released before May 13.

2. Remove any unused software and make sure to update anything that is left. Leave your antivirus software in place and make sure that it is updated. 

3. Isolate the XP machines as much as possible. Remove them from your network if you can, increase restrictions as much as possible if you can’t.

jimlynch
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Back up all your data and then go get Linux Mint. Install it and enjoy.

http://linuxmint.com/

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