Support for Windows XP Will be Ending in Less Than a Month

Support for Windows XP is coming to an end and if you are currently using Windows XP, you have look into upgrading to newer version of Windows such as Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 7. If you know anyone who is using Windows XP, you have to inform them about end of support for Windows XP. After end of support, you won’t get any update or support for Windows XP. If a new vulnerability or security weakness discover for Windows XP after April 8, 2014, there won’t be any fix or update for it and your PC could be taken control by hackers and you have risk of data lost and other security related problems. If you are in organization which Windows XP is still being used, it is even greater risk as these PCs might be used as a botnet and hackers could take advantage of them to take over control of your organization’s data. In order to protect yourself, you have to simply upgrade to supported version of Windows, you could also consider buying a new PC and transfer your data from current PC to the new one. If you are in an organization and you don’t know how to get started, for example you might not know the number of PCs in your organizations which are running Windows XP or are they compatible with Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1, you could use Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit, it is a free tool which help you to assess your organization readiness to upgrade to supported version of Windows. In addition, Windows XP users received the following notification, stating support for Windows XP is ending.

 Windows XP end of support notification

It is appears if you update your Windows XP PC and it is to inform users about end of support and inform them to upgrade. You may refer to following resources:

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/end-support-help

http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/business/retiring-xp.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/endofsupport.aspx

 

Remember, if you are using Windows XP, your support will be ended less than a month.

 

 

 

 

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