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The Death of Windows XP End of the line for venerable operating system Dr. Jan Vanderpool Emailfirstname.lastname@example.org
Microsoft History Operating System Defined the software that supports a computer's basic functions, such as scheduling tasks, executing applications, and controlling peripherals. Common Operating Systems Microsoft Windows Windows XP Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows 8 Apple OS Linux
The coming storm Data thieves and hackers; barbarians at the gate
Microsoft Windows Fact Sheet End of Sales The date when a particular version of Windows is no longer available to retailers or Original Equipment Manufacturers End of Support Refers to the date when Microsoft no longer provides automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance. Fact Sheet
Windows XP Extended Support Windows XP Microsoft officially ends all technical support for Windows XP on April 8 th 2014. There are 45 million lines of code that comprise Windows XP and each line may contain a potential security breach point.
Options Option 1-Do nothing If you continue to use Windows XP after support ends, your computer will still work but it might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Also, as more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows, you can expect to encounter greater numbers of apps and devices that do not work with Windows XP Option 2-Upgrade your operating system Very few older computers will be able to run Windows 8.1, which is the latest version of Windows. We recommend that you download and run the Windows Upgrade Assistant to check if your PC meets the system requirements for Windows 8.1 and then follow the steps in the tutorial to upgrade if your PC is able. For more detailed information, read the FAQWindows Upgrade Assistant system requirements read the FAQ
Options Option 3-Purchase a new computer Things to consider Desktop, Laptop or Tablet Microsoft, Apple or Android 64 bit or 32 bit O/S Touch screen RAM Hard disk Applications