Things to Know before MS end Support for Windows XP in 2014

Windows XP has been one of the most famous and commonly used operating systems by the users today. Even you can see many people still using it not by any force but by choice as they find it lot easier to use than other OS like Win 7. I have come across many people who feel Windows 8 is bit hard to use but in my view it’s all about getting used to something. For me, I just love working on Windows 8.

But since all things eventually come to an end, Win XP is one of them. After extending the support for XP for quite many times, Microsoft had finally decided to end its support for the final time on April 8th 2014.


Windows XP Current Support Scenario

Windows XP has stayed with us for around 12 years which is really a long time in the computer world. XP users are not finding it difficult to work on it as MS is currently releasing the OS updates and security fixes but not for long. Even the software and hardware produced today are compatible with it.

But the question is, what will happen after the end of support of XP? Surely, MS will stop releasing the updates and fixes; even the hardware and software manufacturers will stop producing the products which will make it hard for the users to work upon the OS. Not only this, it will also make your machine and data more prone to hacks and malicious attacks.

XP Support after Apr 8, 2014

Since MS will stop producing the fixes and OS updates, it will make your system vulnerable to an attack which is why it is advisable for you to start migrating on to newer and better operating systems like Windows 7 or 8. Even your organization you work for would have started migrating to the new OS and if not yet, they will gradually do it for sure.


After the end of support for Windows XP, you won’t find any security patches, OS updates, software or the hardware to work upon. All you would have will be your already existing system (until it is working fine). So why not save time and get adapted to the new OS starting today? [via]

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