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What Can I Do About The End Of XP Support?

Mary R. writes:

You told us what and why XP support would be ending in April 2014, but not what we can/have to do about it. Microsoft obviously doesn’t give a darn.

Mary, you can’t do anything about it XP support ending, but here’s what you can do to ensure that you have a safe system. If your computer is capable of handling a new system, you can upgrade to Windows 7 or to Windows 8.

You can download Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to see if your system is compatible by clicking here. [1]

You can download Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant to see if your system is compatible by clicking here. [2]

Or you can choose to buy a new computer. Most new computers will have Windows 8 installed. You might be able to find a computer with Windows 7 or have one built and 7 installed as the operating system.  You could also choose to purchase a Mac and go with Apple’s operating system or a Chrome Book that is intended almost exclusively for online use or maybe even swap for a tablet like an iPad or the many tablets that run the Android operating system.

~ Cynthia