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XP End of Life – Confusion on “Time of Death” Reports

So when does Microsoft pull the plug and declare Windows XP at End of Life? For the past few years we were told that it was April 8, 2014, and most of us paid little heed to the warnings that we’d be vulnerable to security attacks after that.  We’ve fallen in love with this highly popular operating system and just didn’t want to part ways. Then on January 15, Microsoft posted a new Antimalware Support for Windows XP  blog with ... Read More »

Microsoft Grants Windows XP a Stay of Execution

Microsoft still recommends that users retire Windows XP based on what they say on their website, where Windows XP and Office 2003 support ends on April 8, 2014.  What does end of support mean to customers?  No more “Patch Tuesday“? For all that tough talk – on 1/15/14 Microsoft just posted this update: Microsoft to extend anti-malware protection for Windows XP users Microsoft is extending anti-malware protection for Windows XP users beyond its April 8 deadline for supporting the operating system to July 14, 2015. Microsoft still ... Read More »

Don’t Let Windows XP End-of Life Crisis Become Your Mid-Career Crisis

Microsoft© Windows XP has proven to be a highly popular operating system with over 600 million installations worldwide since its inception in 2001. But all good things must come to an end, and Microsoft will cease commercial support of this operating system (and stop providing security updates and customer support) on April 8, 2014. Microsoft has been encouraging users of Windows XP to convert to Windows 8 or Windows 7 for more than 12 months, but with less than four ... Read More »