Windows XP End of Life

Windows XP® Support End of Life

Microsoft recently announced they will end free and paid support of Windows XP® on April 8, 2014.

After April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer support Windows XP any version free or paid. Microsoft will not create and/or distribute security patches and software updates for the Windows XP operating systems. Regular security patches and software updates are essential pieces that help minimize vulnerabilities to a range of security problems, including computer virus infections, malware and system exploits. Running unsupported software significantly increases the risk of becoming victim to serious computer security issues including loss of data, account takeover and identity theft.

What to do next?
It is important to upgrade your computer workstation to a supported operating system like Windows 7 or Windows 8. After Microsoft ends support, Windows XP may be susceptible to malicious activity and exploits that a more newer versions of Windows is immune to. No third party software is going to be able to replace the updates that Microsoft provides for their operating systems. Make a plan to upgrade your current computer or to backup and move your data to a newer version computer system. If you have questions on how to proceed please call us here at Unison Net we are happy to help.

Windows Operating Systems effected:

All workstation versions of Windows XP

Windows XP Pro
Windows XP Home
Windows XP Media Center

Read the official Microsoft announcement at this link:  Windows Xp End of Support