End of Life for Windows XP and Vista

Microsoft released Windows XP in 2001—almost 13 years ago—and stopped selling it in June 2008—almost 6 years ago. The time has now come for AdvancedMD to say goodbye to Windows XP, due to the “end of life” status. Running Windows XP puts you, our customers, at significant risk of well-known, frequently-exploited security vulnerabilities. Microsoft is no longer releasing updates to fix these known issues and security risks & is considering Windows XP in an “end of life” status.

Microsoft also ended “mainstream support” for Windows Vista in April 2012, and AdvancedMD ended support for Windows Vista in July 2013. While Microsoft continues to release security updates for Windows Vista, it is still less secure than newer versions of Windows. Equally important is the fact that, because AdvancedMD doesn’t support Windows Vista, we can’t provide you with the same level of assurance that your data will be protected against software defects.

Because of these risks, AdvancedMD will no longer allow access to our PM or EHR applications from any PC using Windows XP and Vista. This will be effective as of November 11th 2014.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I know if I’m using Windows XP and/or Vista?

Microsoft offers this site to determine which operating system you are using.

What operating system should I upgrade to?

We currently support Windows 7, 8 & 8.1. To avoid having to upgrade again in the near future it is recommended that you upgrade to windows 8.1, or as high as your computer will allow.

Do I need to buy a new computer?

Every computer is unique, so this will need to be determined on an individual basis.  Check our System Requirements to see if your computer meets our minimum system requirements. You should also look at Microsoft’s System Requirements.

My PC needs to be replaced, does AdvancedMD sell or lease computers?

AdvancedMD does not sell or lease computers or printers.

What type or brand of PC should I buy?

Due to the hundreds of brands, types, and configurations available, it’s impossible for AdvancedMD to recommend a specific PC.  Please see our System Requirements to help guide your decision. If you have further questions, please contact your local IT professional.

My PC needs to be replaced, is my data safe?

Because our applications are cloud-based, all information entered in to our PM or EHR application is safe and secure. Depending on your situation and work flow, you could also have some AdvancedMD data on your PC that may need to be backed-up. Consult your local IT professional as needed.

 

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