Microsoft has been given full updates & supports for Windows XP for the past 12 years now! And this is the time where Microsoft say enough is enough for the updates and supports, as on April 8, 2014 the company has decided to kill supports for Windows XP and Office 2003 and of course updates will no longer be available.

Microsoft has been given full updates & supports for Windows XP for the past 12 years now! And this is the time where Microsoft say enoug

What is Windows XP end of support?

For those who doesn’t know what “end of support” means, this simply means that any technical assistance for Windows XP will not be available anymore so also automatic updates that help protect your PC will come to halt and Microsoft will also stop providing Security Essentials for download on Windows XP.

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What will happened if I continue using Windows XP after support ends

If you continue using Windows XP after April 8, 2014 when the supports is known to end, your computer will still be working and Windows XP will still be running, but you're probably risking the following:

  • Your computer will become vulnerable to security risks and viruses.
  • You may find it difficult to find software or hardware that works with your dead Windows Operating System.
  • Greater numbers of recent apps and devices might not work on your Windows XP.

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How do you stay protected when/after support ends

If you’re a tech savvy its unlikely you are  running windows XP on your computer, but for your relatives, company, friends and family  that you served as their tech support here are better options you can do for them to stay protected after support ends.

Upgrade your PC

If you follow up what’s going on correctly, you will discovered that Microsoft really don’t want any users to use Windows XP anymore, so the better option here is to upgrade your computer. Windows 8.1 is currently the latest version of Windows Operating System but unfortunately older computers will not be able to run Windows 8.1, its  recommended to download and run the Windows Upgrade assistant to check if your PC meets the System requirement for Windows 8.1. but hey dude, before  you do that! I don’t think anyone will want you to upgrade their PC to Windows 8.1 now, if you’re in that position get Windows 7 instead!

Buy New PC

Honestly, those PC running on Windows XP are definitely older PCs such of which you can find in Cyber cafes and Computer centers and besides if your current PC can’t run Windows 8.1 or 7, this might be the time you will consider buying a new PC, Some new PC are pre-installed with either Windows 8 or 8.1 so that you wont find it difficult to upgrade and install apps.

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Unfortunately, this is a sad news for those using and enjoying Windows XP and many active users are worried about how they they can copy or transfer their files from their PC before upgrading or buying new PC. though there is no desktop client available for SkyDrive if you're thinking on using Microsoft Cloud Service
on Windows XP to sync your files but you can use to upload your files and if you s are not used to cloud storage you can easily get an external hard drive or USB flash drive to copy your files.


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