How to protect XP after April 8, 2014
February 23, 2014
Overview: Microsoft will stop its Windows XP support service from April 8, 2014. It means Microsoft will not update Windows XP, and Microsoft will not take any responsibility for any damage caused by Windows XP.
What is the meaning of XP stop service?
Windows XP was published 12 years ago and has huge users. The hackers take the vulnerabilities in XP to control XP computers for the past 12 years, in this case, Microsoft do their best to fix the vulnerabilities. Fixing vulnerabilities and XP update is the service provided by Microsoft.
What will happen after MS stops XP service?
Once Microsoft no longer provide XP service, the Windows XP operating systems will become much more vulnerable and the hackers will have more chances to take control over XP PCs.
Continue to use Windows XP?
For those who can't get used to new OS, or no need to use new operating system, the cost on system update will be much higher after MS stops XP SUPPORT.
Can't upgrade to new OS due to hardware?
Compared with Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, the OS XP consumes less resources. Some machines are years-old and they will become slower after installing new OS, so many users choose to continue using XP, even after MS stops XP service.
How to do after Microsoft stops XP support and service?
To ensure your XP security and avoid damages, please download and install following software programs:
- Hit Malware to protect your Windows XP against worms, viruses, spyware, Trojan and malware.
- Max Utilities to fix, clean up and optimize your Windows XP registry.
- SAVEMYBITS to protect your Windows XP files.
- DLL SUITE to fix your Windows XP DLL errors.
- SAVEMYBITS to download and update your Windows XP device drivers.
Suggestion - Upgrade to Windows 8.1
We test Win 8.1 on notebook with 9 years old and the speed is acceptable. Microsoft have made a lot of changes to Win8.1 and that help ensure the system performance.
One of our USA customers contacted us yesterday said he can't open or view web page after update on Windows XP. We suggest that he download DLL TOOL and restore all of his XP DLL files and then the issue fixed.
If your Windows XP displays a pop-up asking you to update your system, please don't update your OS to avoid this error.
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