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Microsoft: Support for Windows XP Stopped

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP. After months during which the famous company claimed that support for its Windows XP will end, finally the decision was put in practice. 

Not upgrading to Windows 7 and Windows 8 will make your device vulnerable to cyberattacks. Support for Windows XP ended on Tuesday. This means that Microsoft will no longer provide its users security updates. In other words, hackers will be able to exploit this opportunity to find bugs and access the information they want. 

Even though Windows XP is no less than 12 years old, it still is one of the most popular operating systems in the world. Moreover, it is important to mention that millions of people still have this operating system installed. In fact, the XP is still used in companies and institutions, so it practically is everywhere. 

The decision that Microsoft took when it comes to stopping support for Windows XP was much debated. While some claim that this is a normal move having under consideration that the system is more than 12 years old, others say that Microsoft should have delayed this moment, as the XP is still the most used operating system in the world. 

Microsoft recommends everyone to upgrade to the Windows 8, but this can be a very complicated process for many. Not only that it can take a lot of money, but this can also be a process that takes time, mostly in big companies and institutions. 

Many owners of small businesses don’t know that the Windows XP has lost support and if they heard about it, there are great chances that they have no idea what this actually means. Overall, this means that the whole process can turn out being more complicated than what everyone might have thought at first. 

The Windows XP was released back in 2001. A stable and user friendly operating system, the Windows XP has never lost its popularity, regardless of the many years that have passed since its release. Many private owners of Windows XP computers still prefer using this operating system, even though Microsoft has ended support for it. 

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