The final hours of Windows XP

The final hours of Windows XP

Support for Windows XP will officially end in just a few hours at midnight. The twelve year-old operating system is finally saying goodbye as Microsoft urges users and businesses to upgrade.

If you’re still running Windows XP, now’s the time to upgrade or prepare your computer. To help users move to Windows 7 or 8.1, Microsoft partnered up with Laplink to give away PCmover for free. Watch our video tutorial on how to use PCmover to transfer your files to a new version of Windows.

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If you want to stay on XP, you’ll want to prepare your computer to guard against attacks since Microsoft will no longer be updating the operating system. You will be vulnerable to attack if you’re running outdated software like older versions of Internet Explorer so make sure to update it. We have an in-depth guide to help you prepare your Windows XP computer.

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