On April 8, Microsoft will discontinue their support of Windows XP. What does that mean for you? Well, if you don’t use Windows XP, it means keep on trucking, my friend!
But if you do use it, you should be aware that Microsoft will no longer provide technical assistance for XP, including automatic updates. Also, Microsoft won’t offer their Microsoft Security Essentials for XP anymore, and that means your computer will become more vulnerable to viruses as time passes. But the good news is that your operating system won’t just self-combust on the 8th.
We’ve got a little more good news: COATS will continue to run on Windows XP. If the operating system begins to develop issues that affect COATS, we may ask you to meet the new minimum requirements. And again, it’s likely that this will take a little while and will correspond to the level of viruses and errors that Windows XP develops on its own.
If you’d like more info on Microsoft’s plans for the next few weeks, as well as advice on upgrading your operating system, visit the Windows site.