Microsoft Windows XP April 2014 End of Life

Microsoft Windows XP April 2014 End of Life

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The long running operating system Microsoft Windows XP is being made end of life in April 2014 by Microsoft.

It is estimated that Windows XP is currently running on 600 million PC’s worldwide more than a decade after it was originally released.

What does this mean?

Basically it means that Microsoft will no longer develop and release updates and security fixes for Windows XP beyond April 2014.

This doesn’t mean that Windows XP will suddenly stop working next April it just means essentially that it will no longer be maintained.

Short term this probably wont make a big difference.

As time goes on though and the further it falls out of support the more likely we are to see problems. Things change very quickly in our always on/connected world which is why continual updates and fixes are more important than ever.

It’s been a while since Windows XP was available on new machines so most businesses have already made headway in replacing XP.

So in short, you shouldn’t start panicking and running round in circles about this, you just need to be aware that the time is coming when the ageing Windows XP machines in your business will need to be replaced, chances are they needed replacing anyway so this probably won't be a big deal.

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