Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Can Users Continue to Use Retired Windows XP?

On April 8th, 2014, Microsoft Corp. have pushed remaining XP owners to upgrade to a newer operating system, such as Windows 7 or 8. Windows XP, the operating system that has been in use for more than 12 years have retired. It has reached its “end of support” days .

Users will continue to be able to run XP computers and install past updates. And if they need to reinstall XP from scratch, they still can do that if they still have the discs that came with their computer.

Microsoft will keep on providing updates for its anti-malware software for XP until July 2015, but the company warns that it will offer limited protection. As technology improves, it makes less sense to support something designed a PC generation or two ago. Microsoft’s resources are better spent on making newer products better.

News source: Financial Post |