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Windows XP Life Cycle

Feb 5

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05/02/2014 11:35  RssIcon

Windows XP is fast approaching the end of its supported life cycle. Microsoft decided some months ago that XP, which has been supported for nearly 12 years, is at “end of life” and that resources are better employed with their latest operating systems.

 

The result of this decision means that technical assistance and updates for XP will finish on April 8th. If you continue to use your computer after this date, the computer will continue to function but may become more vulnerable to viruses and other security risks.

 

There may still be sound reasons for using hardware running Windows XP, but it’s important to realise the potential implications and if at all possible to mitigate against these.

 

You may be able to install a newer Operating System on your current hardware, but unless the PC has been purchased in the last 4 years it’s likely to struggle running the latest operating systems.

IT Support OxfordOur recommendation is to move forward, upgrade your hardware if possible, some manufacturers will offer alternative operating systems, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (8.1), this is likely to continue for a few months.

 

If you have any questions regarding XP or about other aspects of IT Support in Oxford please don’t hesitate to call any member of the Kriston team.

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