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Windows XP Get’s a Bit More Life, Sorta


As we have previously written about (here), Microsoft will be ending support for Windows XP as of April 8th of 2014. What does this mean? Microsoft has clarified what end of support to mean:

We’ve received some inquiries about what “no longer supported operating system” means. To clarify, this mean that, after April 8, 2014, Windows XP users will no longer receive new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates from Microsoft.

Microsoft said it will continue to provide updates to its security products (antimalware engine and signatures) for Windows XP users through July 14, 2015. Previously, the company said it would halt all updates on the same day as the end of support date for Windows XP: April 8, 2014.

While this does not mitigate the requirement to upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 it will give some a bit more piece of mind.

To read more about the consequences of continuing to run Windows XP: Is Windows XP Costing You A Fortune?

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