Microsoft Turn Off Windows XP Security Updates



Microsoft Turn Off Windows XP Security Updates. Windows XP operating system was released to manufacturing on 24th August 2001, and generally released for retail sale on 25 October 2001.

Microsoft announced that support for Windows XP will end on April 8, 2014 included office 2003. There will be no more security updates or technical support for the Windows XP operating system. 

It means PCs running on Windows XP operating system should not be considered to be protected after 8th April 2014. So without Windows XP security updates your PC may become vulnerable to harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software which can steal or damage your business data and information. Anti-virus software will also not be able to fully protect you once Windows XP itself is unsupported.

But it will provide antivirus signature for limited time but warns that it could be limited work on outdated Windows Xp. Microsoft recommend you to upgrade your PC with Windows 8.1 which is the latest version of Windows.

How do I move all my Windows XP stuff to a new PC?
You can move your Windows XP stuff with Laplink, a free data migration solution that will walk you through all the steps to getting your files, setings, and user profiles from your Windows XP PC to your new Windows laptop, desktop, or tablet. (Note that you will need your Windows XP PC to migrate your data, and you can only migrate to a PC running Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1.

Can Windows Xp Still Runs on PC?
Yes Windows XP can still be installed and activated after end of support. Computers running Windows XP will still work but they won’t receive any Microsoft Updates or be able to any technical support. Activations will still be required for retail installations of Windows XP after this date as well.

According to Computer Weekly, The government has signed a deal with Microsoft to provide Windows XP support and security updates across the whole UK public sector for 12 months after regular support for the operating system ends on 8 April.

The agreement is worth £5.548m, and covers critical and important security updates for Windows XP, Office 2003 and Exchange 2003, all of which have reached end of life in Microsoft’s normal product cycles.

Source: Microsoft

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