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Windows XP End of Life

Windows XP, while it was great, and got better as time passed and as computers became faster, is being retired by Microsoft.

Mark the date in your calendars, April 8, 2014, will be the last day for Windows XP support!

Some may wonder, “What’s the big deal?” The big deal is, once the support for XP ends, Microsoft will cease to make updates for the operating system. End users will not be able to call in to Microsoft support, free or paid, to get assistance with XP.  The main issue without XP support is, when Microsoft stops developing patches to fix security holes, hackers will be given the ability to attack or exploit a computer system with newly found methods. Obviously this could cause some serious security issues. These security issues don’t just end with the computer running XP, but it could affect entire network.

What can you do?

As good as Windows XP was, it is time to let go, and replace either the operating system, or the entire computer, depending on the age of the computer.

The replacement options for Windows XP are Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

Windows 7 is proven, it works very well, its fast, and it brings a lot of new features, which make multitasking even easier.

Should you require more information on upgrades to a newer operating system, contact Group 4 Networks.