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The Death of Windows XP
End of the line for venerable operating system
Dr. Jan Vanderpool
[email protected]
Microsoft History
Operating System Defined
the software that supports a computer's basic functions, such
as scheduling tasks, executing applications, and controlling
Common Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Apple OS
The coming storm
Data thieves and hackers; barbarians at the gate
Microsoft Windows Fact Sheet
End of Sales
The date when a particular version of Windows is no
longer available to retailers or Original Equipment
End of Support
Refers to the date when Microsoft no longer provides
automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance.
Fact Sheet
Windows XP Extended Support
Windows XP
Microsoft officially ends all technical
support for Windows XP on April 8th
There are 45 million lines of code that
comprise Windows XP and each line
may contain a potential security breach
Option 1-Do nothing
If you continue to use Windows XP after support ends, your
computer will still work but it might become more
vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Also, as more
software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize
for more recent versions of Windows, you can expect to
encounter greater numbers of apps and devices that do not
work with Windows XP
Option 2-Upgrade your operating system
Very few older computers will be able to run Windows 8.1,
which is the latest version of Windows. We recommend that
you download and run the Windows Upgrade Assistant to
check if your PC meets the system requirements for
Windows 8.1 and then follow the steps in the tutorial to
upgrade if your PC is able. For more detailed information,
read the FAQ
Option 3-Purchase a new computer
Things to consider
Desktop, Laptop or Tablet
Microsoft , Apple or Android
64 bit or 32 bit O/S
Touch screen
Hard disk