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Did Microsoft Extend XP Support?

Monday, February 10th, 2014 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips

Barry from Blandon, PA writes:

Saw someplace that Microsoft was extending support of XP until April 2015 due to issues of ATM’s and sort.  Can you verify?

While businesses like banks will be able to purchase custom support packages from Microsoft as they transition to another operating system, this will not be available for home users. It’s not going to be cheap, either. 


You may also have read that Microsoft is extending Windows Security Essentials for XP. But this just means that Security Essentials will be available to install on XP systems. It will work in finding already known threats to XP. But after April 8, 2014 there will be no new security support for XP. So the systems will not be protected from any future threats.

There used to be an old cigarette ad slogan that users would rather fight than switch. This seems to be the case with XP. But I promise you, the end is nigh for XP support.

~ Cynthia


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3 Responses to “Did Microsoft Extend XP Support?”

  1. denise smith says:

    i don’t like win 8 eitherbut i have had to adjust and i guess i will adjust. i have had it over a year and am still learning about it. i suggest getting a book and reading it. i got the book and still haven’t read it. i think if i would have i would have adjusted better. my 13 yr. old son has shown me things i didn’t know and he got a tablet at xmas with it. so, get the book, read the book, and i think more people will like it better. if nothing else get the book before you make the transition. you might be surprised and find something to look forward to.

  2. Stanley C Huslin says:

    Lets face it, the whole thing about XP is for Microsoft to sell a new OS and make profit.
    I don’t know what they are thinking, but to provide paid support for XP at a reasonable level would be like an annuity for Microsoft. They provided support for years for XP and did’t make a nickel, now if they continued support for a fee they would do well.

  3. Margaret Tracey says:

    It makes “The competition…APPLE” really look appealing!
    I believe Microsoft may be cutting their own throats! Don’t you think?

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