It’s the end of XP as we know it

Posted by on 8 Apr, 2014

Windows_XP-07Windows users who are still using XP, your day has come.  Microsoft officially ends support for your operating system today which means no more system or security updates.

Normally that wouldn’t be big news but word is that there could soon be a rash of attacks and malware coming, now that hackers know they’ll be left alone with your computer.

Happily, as Windows XP is a very old version, and most Windows PCs don’t last more than a few years, there are very few people out there still running it. Most people have moved on to Windows 7 or Windows 8 by now. Those people are as safe as they were yesterday as these systems are being maintained and protected by Microsoft for a long time to come.

However, if you or someone you love is still using Windows XP, now is definitely the time to upgrade. Or at the very least, take a full backup of everything important or that computer because the day may come quite soon when it will become infected or inoperable.

We specialise in helping people through these challenging times 😉 so if you know someone that needs a hand, please get in touch and will make the transition easier.

BBC news – Windows XP users face end to Microsoft support

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