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If you still use Windows XP then Microsoft have released some patches that you should install for security. This is a big reprieve for those who haven’t upgraded to newer Windows yet. Microsoft said they would issue no more support for XP but things have got so critical after the Wannacry infection that affected the UK health service and other organizations. Over a dozen patches are available and though this is good of you still use XP it is not a sign Microsoft are going to change their mind and provide ongoing support for it anymore, this is just an emergency move. You really should get away from Windows XP ASAP because it so open to abuse. Interestingly not even one Windows 10 user was affected by the Wannacry ransomware so a good reason to get Windows 10. More info is available here: https://www.wired.com/story/microsoft-windows-xp-security-patch/ The patches can be downloaded by

end of life XP

XP ‘end of life’ –what does that mean? Microsoft recently announced that XP will no longer receive support from April 8th 2014. As XP is 13 years old it’s surprising I fact they previously wanted to kill it off but public outcry meat it was deferred. Finally we have reached the point where it’s no longer supported. What does that mean for business and end users still running XP? Well don’t panic it won’t just stop working. It just means it’s no longer supported for updates and security breaches. In reality it just means those computers running Windows XP are more at risk, more vulnerable to virus attacks and backdoor attacks. Even ant virus companies will start to phase out support for XP meaning again less protection. New software won’t take into account the XP requirements. If you run the same few programs and don’t connect to the internet using