Windows XP support just ended. Have you upgraded yet?

Written by on April 10, 2014

Because Microsoft has discontinued Windows XP, we’ve been getting asked a lot of questions about transitioning from Windows XP to a newer, more modern operating system.

Why should I upgrade?
Windows XP was first introduced 12 years ago, in 2001. In the technology world, 12 years is a long time. Every day, our support technicians field questions about how users can improve the speed of their PC. The single best thing you can do is upgrade your system to something built this decade — and that means a system running Windows 8. Windows 8 is more stable, more secure, and much faster than any previous version of Windows. And, WinTOTAL and TOTAL run beautifully on Windows 8.

For more information on Windows XP support ending, click here.

Ok, how do I upgrade?
Upgrading is easy! Most people typically want to see their new computer in person instead of purchasing it online. Make a trip to Best Buy, Fry’s, Costco, or anywhere else you can purchase computers and get your hands on the hardware. If you’re purchasing a laptop, consider things like screen size, the ability to connect to multiple monitors, and hard drive capacity.

Upgrading also isn't as expensive as it used to be. When Windows XP was new in 2001, the typical cost of a standard PC was upwards of $1,000. Now, however, you can step into a shiny, new PC for less than a third of that.

After you’ve chosen your perfect machine, we have a few tech docs (listed below) to help you get TOTAL or WinTOTAL back up and running on your new PC. If you have Vault with Exact, moving to a new computer is even easier because it backs up and restores all of your databases, files, settings, signatures, and more for you.

Of course, if you find moving WinTOTAL or TOTAL to a new PC too intimidating, try contacting a member of a la mode's Reseller Network. Our resellers have made it a point to become experts in not only IT, but specifically, working with appraisers, TOTAL, and the latest hardware and software. You can find a list of Reseller Network members across the country, and near you, by clicking here.

Have more questions? Check out the docs below before calling. They address the most common concerns we're hearing and you can always refer back to them.