XP Creaking On

So, no huge vulnerability has yet come to light in Windows XP It’s now over a year since Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP. This means that any newly apparent security flaws will not be patched up. Lots of people in the IT business (me included) predicted Armageddon for anyone continuing to use XP after April …
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Windows Support Lifecycles

As we all know, Microsoft ceased support for Windows XP in April of this year This means that any new security weaknesses discovered in XP will not be rectified. All of the publicity about the end of XP has prompted people to ask “when will Vista be pensioned off?” and even “what about Windows 7?” …
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Stuck with Windows XP (for now)?

This week Microsoft ceased to support Windows XP In practical terms, this means that Microsoft have now issued the last security update that will address vulnerabilities in XP. To summarise the main problems this will cause: Hackers, virus writers and so on may now concentrate their efforts on discovering vulnerabilities in Windows XP, knowing that …
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Windows XP Not Yet Fading Away

It’s 50 years (really!) since The Rolling Stones sang “Not Fade Away” It could almost be an anthem for Windows XP. Is no-one listening to the warnings about the impending end of Microsoft support for XP? I’ve just been looking at some statistics of my website visitors and was astonished to find that the percentage …
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Replace Windows XP

Windows XP will not be supported, or updated, or patched by Microsoft after April 2014 I have argued before that it will not be a good idea to run Windows XP after Microsoft cease support for it in April 2014. The main argument is quite straightforward – from the point of view of people wanting …
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Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP in 2014

The end of Windows XP. Should you panic? Can you ignore it? And what does “support”mean anyway? Well, if you are not a user of XP, you can ignore the news. But if your system is in the 14% of all systems in the UK still using it (as at November 2012), then you’ll have …
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Office Document Compatibility

If you have an older version of Microsoft Office (Office 2003, Office XP, Office 2000), or just an individual component of one of those packages (eg Word or Excel), then you may have difficulty reading documents created by newer versions (Office 2007 and Office 2010). To put the boot on the other foot, you may …
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