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Microsoft Windows XP End Of Life

November 1st, 2014


As of April 8th 2014 Support for Microsoft Windows XP ended



As you maybe aware, Microsoft Windows XP was first released back in December 2001 and has been superseded by releases of newer Microsoft operating systems at least 3 times since its release. (Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8)


The Microsoft Windows XP  operating system is in excess of 14 years old, although there are many people and businesses that still use Microsoft Windows XP as it was a great Windows Operating System (but to be fair), Microsoft XP has had its day.


If your company still uses Windows XP, Microsoft have said they are no longer releasing Windows Updates, Service Packs or Critical Updates for Windows XP. This means that your Windows XP computer is not secure or protected, even with a good anti-virus product installed.


It is your Business Risk!


If you are still insist on using Windows XP for your business after being advised that this operating system is no longer secure and has been retired, then unfortunately, it is your business risk.


Risk because the operating system is no longer patched, security flaws are not being resolved, this will leave you more susceptible to Spyware, Viruses and Worm Viruses.





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