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Saturday, 8 March 2014

The End of Windows XP

Windows Xp has been one of  the most successful as well as the most popular operating system ever made by Microsoft. Its popularity among its users can be judged by the fact that Windows  XP still has a 29 percent market share worldwide and the users are still hanging on to XP even after the release of windows 7 and windows 8. 

However Microsoft have recently announced
that April 2014 would be the end of Windows XP, which basically means that microsoft will stop providing support for Windows XP after 8th April 2014. Windows XP users who have elected to receive windows updates will receive an official notification on their screen informing that support for windows XP would end on April 8. 

"This does not mean that users will not be able to use Windows XP anymore. Its just that microsoft will not provide additional security updates. So the computer would be more vulnerable to security threats."
Additionally the popup notification would show up on 8th of each month unless the user clicks on " Don't show this message again". 

For users who want to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8 Microsoft have partnered with Laplink to provide a free tool to help people migrate from XP to Windows 7 and above versions of Windows. This tool is  called PCmover Express and it will copy all the files and settings from the XP running computer to a new device running Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. 

Download the tool: 
This tool will be available on WindowsXP.com soon and will be available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish initially. Other languages would also be added soon.

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