An unusual compliance date will arrive in April. This is it; the extensions are over. As of April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer support the Windows XP operating system (OS). Microsoft announced in 2007 they were ending support of Windows XP
Windows XP OS runs about 40 percent of all business computers.
Without the support of Microsoft updates and fixes, your Windows XP computers will no longer be secure to cyber attacks. As of April 8, your computer should function, but it will be at risk of viruses, spyware or malware. This may result in crashes or, even worse, the theft of your personal information.
What to do?
- Upgrade to Windows 8.1
- Buy a new laptop/desktop with Windows 7 installed.
- Stay off of the Internet.
To upgrade to a newer OS, your computer should have at least:
1 GHz processor
1 GB Ram
16 GB Harddrive storage
1024 x768 Display Resolution screen
If buying, a low end price option is the Chomebook at around $200.
If you buy through the Microsoft Store, Microsoft is offering $100 off the price of a new PC running a new version of Windows, if you’ll switch. See more at: eweek.com.
Are you ready for the Windows XPocalypse?