March 21, 2014
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Microsoft Stops Support for Windows XP

Maybe you’ve heard: on April 8, 2014 Microsoft will stop support for its Windows XP operating system. No more technical updates will be published meaning drivers, bug fixes and other types of much needed updates.

What does this mean for you?

1) Your computer will become vulnerable to virus attacks and Internet attacks. Because Microsoft will stop updating the malware and virus information in Windows XP, your computer will become vulnerable to newer viruses that are being created and released after the last update.

2) Your computer will have compatibility issues with newer technology. You might not be able to connect newer USB devices such as photo cameras and hard drives.

3) Your computer won’t be able to run newer software. You also won’t be able to update software that you’re already running. For instance, the next version of Microsoft Office won’t run on Windows XP.

4) Your computer won’t be able to open files created with newer software. For example, if a friend or co-worker sends you a Word document created with that newer version of Microsoft Word, you won’t be able to open it.

How do you stay protected?

The only option is to upgrade to a newer operating system.

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