Beginning April 8, 2014, Microsoft has stopped providing support for its popular operating system Windows XP. By halting the support, Microsoft has also stopped ensuring that the product is secure from new forms of hacking and malicious software.
If you continue to use Windows XP now that support has ended, your computer will still work but it might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Internet Explorer 8 is also no longer supported, so if your Windows XP PC is connected to the Internet and you use Internet Explorer 8 to surf the web, you might be exposing your PC to additional threats. Also, as more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows, you can expect to encounter more apps and devices that do not work with Windows XP.
It is strongly recommended that you upgrade any computers that utilize the Windows XP operating system.
Should you have any questions regarding this information or would like assistance with implementing the necessary computer upgrades, please contact our office at (239) 433-5554. You may also learn more about our Tech Advantage technology services by visiting www.markham-norton.com.