Microsoft To Stop Support And Updates For Windows XP

Microsoft To Stop Support And Updates For Windows XP

By Jo Downend
11 February 2014

On April 8th 2014, support and updates for Microsoft XP will no longer be available.

Microsoft have decided, along with their hardware and software partners to invest their resources toward supporting more recent technologies. As a result, after April 8th 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.

After this date, Windows XP will still work on your computer. However, it may 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 a greater number of apps and devices that do not work with Windows XP.

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