Microsoft ends support for Windows XP April 8, 2014

Ryan Bush

Microsoft will end support for Windows XP tomorrow, marking the end of a twelve year era for the operating system. Many people have been wondering how the end of XP support will affect their current IT systems, so here are a few things to be aware of in the coming months. The end of support does not mean computers with Windows XP will crash, or fail to turn on, after April 8, 2014. In fact, barring an external event, the operating system will continue to run as long as the hardware that is running it continues to work. Outside events that will ultimately affect many machines running XP are viruses. The end of support means the end of updates for the operating system. The most important updates for any operating system are the virus definitions that keep the antivirus software up to date in order to protect against new viruses…. Read more!