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The end of the road for Windows XP

Windows XP was released by Microsoft in 2001 – 12 years ago. Considering how far technology has come along in that time period it is amazing to still see XP so prevalent and incredibly popular among users.

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But on 8 April 2014 Windows XP will no longer be supported by Microsoft. This means there will no longer be any more Windows updates which in turn means that your computer will left open to security vulnerabilities.

And it is for this reason alone that you need to carry on reading and take action. 

One of the many things Windows updates do is to fix security bugs and keep your PC running safer. If bugs will no longer be fixed then you risk your computer to open to security risks, viruses, malware etc. And believe me, there are lots of hackers out there who are hoping to take advantage of these vulnerabilities.

Therefore, if you are still running Windows XP then it is really important to consider upgrading. As for upgrade options you essentially have two main choices: Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Go down to PC World or online at Dell and most PCs will come with Windows 8. Although it has received a lot of bad press I think Windows 8 is very good indeed and definitely worth upgrading to.

A PC that is only a few years old can definitely be upgraded to Windows 7 or 8. If your PC is more than 5 years old then I would recommend saving up for a brand new PC.

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