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When Does Windows XP Support End?

Monday, September 16th, 2013 by | Filed Under: File & Disk Management, Quick Tips

Felix from Manchaca, TX writes:

When will Microsoft end the support for Windows XP?  Just need to know when to change my computers to Windows 7.

Microsoft will end support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. Support is also ending for Office 2003.  As I’ve said before, those programs won’t just stop working, but there will be no more security updates or bug fixes from Microsoft. That also means third-party security providers like Symantec won’t be able to guarantee that they can keep XP systems safe from viruses and malicious attacks. In fact, XP systems will be a prime target for those with bad intentions.

I had the experience of being in an office this past weekend where some nice gentlemen from Japan were in town to assist with upgrading a video editing system. One of techs noticed that someone’s computer was running XP and he shook his head grimly and said, “No good.” Then he tapped his watch and said, “XP, time’s up. Not safe.”   He was right.

Check out this article on Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, a useful tool for your transition.

~ Cynthia

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2 Responses to “When Does Windows XP Support End?”

  1. DHFabian says:

    The American company, Windows, had to bring in help from Japan???

  2. Ed Connell says:

    Since Microsoft will no longer be supporting there operating system Windows XP do you know of another company that will continue to support their operating system. It appears that creedy old Microsoft has finally convinced me they can’t be depended on and it’s time to move on to a less creedy company.

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