As some of you may know, Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. At this point, any computers in the office that have access to patient medical information will no longer be HIPAA compliant. All workstations must be upgraded to a Windows version currently receiving Microsoft support. Crystal is currently compatible with all versions of Windows, including Server versions. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us or see the website below.
Post by johnmaanumod on Feb 11, 2014 14:04:24 GMT -6
Thanks Kraig! I heard about XP computers not being supported by Microsoft after April but didn't know that this would make them non-compliant with HIPPA. Looks like I'll need to upgrade a few of the old computers.
Helpful info from another question being asked - XP will not "upgrade" to Windows 7. It will be a clean installation and you WILL LOSE all data and programs on the computer. Be sure you back everything up to an external source (external hard drive or flash drive) so it can be put back on. Also make sure you have all of your software discs / downloads to reinstall. Crystal PM can be downloaded from our site - Client Computers and Server Computers.
I'm guessing all the staff at all the different offices got together and plotted a way to get new computers!
Short answer to your question, no, it's not a good idea. To give you an idea, XP is a 2.5GB operating system, Windows 7 is closer to 15GB. It requires a lot more resources to run, therefore needs better hardware. Windows 7 will install on them, but it will be a slow, miserable experience. For a majority of the offices out there, basic $300-500 computers will work great as clients, with a $500-800 computer to use as a server. Hit up your local Best Buy and take advantage of their no interest financing! If you find one and you have questions, please feel free to ask!
"But if you try sometimes you just might find You get what you need"
CrystalPM will still run on Windows XP after April 8th, but the Windows XP computers will not be considered HIPAA compliant after the 8th since they will no longer get security updates from Microsoft. Here is a link that can you give you some more info on the Windows XP support termination. www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/end-of-support.aspx