N/APosted on - 03/20/2014
I am using Windows XP and I want to know if I can no longer update it this 2014. If so, what support will end and what does it mean? Please send me some ideas. I want the Windows XP interface than any other OS. It’s very user-friendly and easy to use.
Queries in Windows XP Support and Updates
Yes, Windows XP will end their support for all the users on April 8, 2014. This means, you can no longer run any security updates and technical support for the said OS. MS Office 2003 will also be not supported. Security Updates are needed for patching vulnerabilities from malware and helps the user on securing their data. So this means, Windows XP machine will become prone to viruses after April 8, 2014.
What you can do now is to migrate to newer Operating Systems such as Windows 8.1. Users running this OS will experienced enhanced security, wider device option for mobile workforce, advanced user productivity and much cheaper cost of ownership with enhaced management abilities. Latest Operating Systems will receive the usual security updates for protecting their computers from any threats.
Read here for Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet
Windows XP can still be installed and activated after April 8, 2014. However, no security updates can be made. And businesses that are operated by the regulatory obligations will no longer satisfy the required compliance such as the HIPAA. And most of the manufacturers will end their support on Windows XP. Drivers needed to run Windows XP on modern hardware will also not be available.
For more information, visit the Microsoft Website (Windows XP End of Support)