Finally, Microsoft ends support for Windows XP, which is the most popular Operating System as well as this was the major turning point for the company grew. As of after April 8, 2014, the company will no longer release security updates for the 12-year-old operating system.
According to Microsoft, the company’s support for two major products comes to end on April 8, 2014, Windows XP and Office 2003. The company will no longer release security updates for both as well it also recommends to users who still use either to get a newer version.
Windows XP was released on October 25, 2001, and also the company has released three Service Packs for Windows XP includes SP1, SP2, and SP3. Especially SP3 was launched in May 2008. On April 2009, Microsoft retired Mainstream Support for XP, meaning it stopped providing free technical support and accepting warranty claims.
Until April 8, 2014, the company provided Extended Support include paid technical support and security updates. At the same time, the company has retired Extended Support for the Operating system after April 8. The company gives another choice to Windows XP users; Microsoft has said it will continue to update its security products for XP until July 14, 2015. However, they will regularly warn users that the operating system itself is no longer secure.
If you’re still using Windows XP, no more security updates for your machine mean you should upgrade to a newer version, be it Windows 8, Windows Vista, or Windows 7. Microsoft recommends upgrading their PC to a model that can run the latest version of Windows, 8.1. In addition for moving your data from Windows XP to 8.1, go Microsoft’s website.