Good News for Windows XP Users
Microsoft has announced that Windows XP end of support date is April
8, 2014, and that after this date it will no longer be supported.
Microsoft has changed their mind and decided to extend the
antimalware signatures and engine updates for Windows XP users to July
According to Microsoft, the reason why they're extending it is due to
the request of some organizations. They said this extension is to help
those organizations who's using Windows XP complete their migrations to
Windows 7, or 8.
What will end this April 8, 2014 for XP?
Starting April 8, 2014, Windows XP users will no longer receive new
security updates, hotfixes, free or paid support options, or technical
content updates from Microsoft.
Why End Windows XP's Life?
Why did Microsoft have to end the life of Windows XP when in fact it
was one of the most stable operating system ever? This is one of the
questions I have as well. To answer that, Microsoft will be ending their
support to this operating system to keep up
with the latest technology. They have provided support for this
operating system for past 12 years, and they felt it's now time to end
the support and dedicate their resources to a more advance operating
system to come up with the latest technological trends.
Read more about the Antimalware support for Windows XP http://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/archive/2014/01/15/microsoft-antimalware-support-for-windows-xp.aspx
Read more about the Support ending of Windows XP http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/end-support-help