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Tech Talk: Windows upgrades and how that affects your ID System

2015-04-03

Tech Talk: Windows upgrades and how that affects your ID System

RIP XP

As you might know after April 8th/2014, support and security updates for Windows XP was no longer be available from Microsoft. What does that mean? In the words of Microsoft, "If you continue to use Windows XP after support ends, your computer should still work, but it will become five times more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. And as more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows, a greater number of programs and devices like cameras and printers won't work with Windows XP." That doesn't mean you need to buy a new computer. If the old XP computer meets the minimum requirements for Windows 7 or 8, you can upgrade it. 

Learn more about upgrading here.

As you move away from Windows XP, be aware that there might be compatibility issues with older software and card printers. For customers in the Health Care industry, there are also HIPPA compliance issues associated with this (click here to read more). Older versions (4.x and below) of Jolly Technologies software (Lobby Track, ID Flow, Event Track, School Track, etc.) have reach their end-of-life and cannot be moved to Windows 7. EPISuite 5.x is not compatible with Windows 7 and EPISuite 6.x requires a special install to work on Windows 7. Some older printer models simply don't have Windows 7 drivers available.

Image Sales can help you navigate through compatibility issues. We have trade-in options for new printers. From wireless printing to eco-friendly supplies, the new printers are packed with user-friendly technology and higher levels of security. We have End-of-Life promotions on Jolly Technologies software as well. The new software versions from Jolly are also enhanced with many new features. Upgrading is definitely recommended. We can also help you move your data setup from the old to the new computer.

 See our current trade-in offers here.

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