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Support is ending for Windows XP – Microsoft Windows

What is Windows XP end of support?

Microsoft has provided support for Windows XP for the past 11 years. But now the time has come for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources toward supporting more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences.

As a result, after April 8, 2014, technical assistance for Windows XP will no longer be available, including automatic updates that help protect your PC. Microsoft will also stop providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP on this date.

If you continue to use Windows XP after support ends, your computer will still work but it might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Also, as more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows, you can expect to encounter greater numbers of apps and devices that do not work with Windows XP.

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One Response to Support is ending for Windows XP – Microsoft Windows

  1. Yeah, a few weeks ago Nick was really vehement about dissing XP. I guess the checks from Microsoft cleared. I don’t think that anything in the computer world worked so well for so many people for so long as XP.

    But seriously, folks, my XP machine turns ten years old this coming June, and it is starting to bog down a bit. Maybe it’s time for it to enjoy retirement….

    I’m not looking forward to a more bloated, complicated, visually tasteless OS though. Computer people have no visual sense at all. Just look at this site.