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No More Support for Windows XP from April 2014

July 17, 2013
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Here’s a reminder for all our readers – Microsoft will no longer be providing any services to Windows XP operating system from April 8, 2014. In other words, machines still running this OS, will no longer receive security updates, and will be out of all kinds of support (paid or otherwise). Needless to mention, without all these updates, such computers would be increasingly vulnerable to malware attacks, and would be exposed to compliance risks, as well. Get a detailed insight into how the absence of such updates may affect you, in this post.

Users of Windows XP are recommended to upgrade the operating system to the latest available version immediately. Read more about this in Microsoft’s official site.

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  1. Hrushi SonarJuly 18, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Thank you rajib sir for this info.

    Regards,
    Hrushi Sonar.

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  2. Atlast end of windows-XP era inshort

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  3. What is Openion Rajib sir,
    Is it good or bad news for us(i.e.for XP users)?

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    • Hi Manoj,

      Till April 8, 2014, your PC is safe. However, after that, without any security updates, your PC would be exposed to hackers and malware attacks. Therefore, it is recommended that you upgrade your system’s OS well before the said date.

      Regards,

      Reply
  4. OK sir,
    Thank You 🙂

    Reply
  5. ringamlung pameiJuly 26, 2013 at 2:33 AM

    will the window 7 will affect too

    Reply