We have covered the end-of-life for Windows XP in several blog articles. As you know, Microsoft no longer supports this product and will not release any more security or enhancement updates. Software and application developers are also stopping their support. They are focusing on compatibility with more current and future releases of Windows.
How does this affect me?
Paragon uses several programs installed on your computer to operate correctly. Those programs are supported by software companies that are no longer concerned with making the products usable on Windows XP machines.
- Adobe Reader – This program is used for printing reports from Paragon. Once compatibility with Windows XP fails, you won’t be able to print.
- Adobe Flash Player – Runs in your browser as a plug-in and on your computer. Once compatibility with Windows XP fails, you may not be able to log in. The ability to view maps and pop-ups in Paragon may cease.
- Internet Explorer – Internet Explorer 8 can no longer be used for Paragon, and is the highest version of IE available to Windows XP users.
- Mozilla Firefox – Still works with XP, we don’t know when/if it will fail.
- Google Chrome – Still works with XP, we don’t know when/if it will fail.
I am ready to upgrade, what do I do now?
We have several articles about upgrading your computer and operating system. Please check them out! http://nnrmlsblog.com/in-the-market-for-a-new-computer/
We can’t stress the importance of this enough.
We want you to be able to perform your tasks in Paragon with minimal interruptions. If you are still using Windows XP the time is approaching when you will not be able to use Paragon to its full potential. We don’t know what will happen but it is important to communicate to you the potential for interrupted service if you continue to use Windows XP.