END OF WINDOWS XP WITH SERVICE PACK 3

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END OF WINDOWS XP WITH SERVICE PACK 3

Post by karenor on Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:56 am

I just found out that support for Windows XP with Service Pack 3 will end in 2014. The memo from Microsoft suggest an immediate upgrade to Windows 7 would fix this problem. In checking online I find that the 2014 date means that Microsoft will no longer send out patches or updates and they indicate computers running Windows XP with Service Pack 3 will then be vulnerable. Doesn't our virus protection, firewall, etc protect us? Will all people and all companies running this program have to switch or risk trouble? I am happy with XP3 and don't really want to migrate to Windows 7. I can imagine in this economy that many small businesses using XP3 will not want to lay out the cash to upgrade their computers. In addition to the computer upgrades I would think that many of the printers, scanners and such may not play well with Windows 7 thereby increasing the cash outlay for a small business owner or an individual such as myself. What is the true risk of doing nothing?

Thanks for all that you do.

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Re: END OF WINDOWS XP WITH SERVICE PACK 3

Post by makxp77 on Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:13 am

Many corporations are still using Windows XP SP3 , so do not worry and 2014 you should be upgrading at least to 7 since Windows 8 will be release before then.

I recommend that before you get worried you have almost 2 years to bank some cash for new Equipment. Also run this tool http://windows.microsoft.com/upgradeadvisor and you might find out you can upgrade easily without new hardware.

I also as you loved Windows XP SP3 though upgraded to 7 , since most software and hardware soon will require Windows 7 as a basic requirement.

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Re: END OF WINDOWS XP WITH SERVICE PACK 3

Post by karenor on Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:41 pm

Hello MPT:

Thanks for replying.

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