Support for Windows XP ends. On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for the decade-old Windows XP. This means you will no longer receive updates, including security updates, for Windows XP from Microsoft.
The security and privacy implications of this event could have signiﬁcant impacts on your productivity, so if
you are running either Windows XP, you should plan to take action soon.
Security risk – Without critical Windows XP security updates, your PC may become
vulnerable to harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software which can steal or damage your
data and information. Anti-virus software may not be able to fully protect your PCs once
Windows XP itself is unsupported.
Software issues - Many software and hardware vendors will no longer support their products that
are running on Windows XP as they are unable to get the Windows XP updates.
No one to call – When problems arise, online and phone-based technical support will unfortunately no
longer be available to assist you, leaving you on your own to deal
with the problem.
Down time – The risks of system failure and disruption could increase because of the end of
support, lack of supported software, and the increasing age of hardware running Windows XP.
Reasons to upgrade to the latest version of Windows
Keep your documents and emails more secure – Windows 8 Pro offers enhanced security features like built-in
ﬁrewall, anti-virus, and rootkit malware protection. Plus, BitLocker and BitLocker To
Go data encryption helps protect data on hard drives and USBs. They can even set
Rights Management permission on your emails and attachments.
Be productive wherever you go – Stay connected to Windows 8 Pro. Windows 8 is
touch-friendly, and optimized for mobile devices. Plus, you can access ﬁles from SkyDrive, and sync to your devices for ofﬂine access.
Get the most out of your work day – Windows 8 lets you work faster. Easily search across ﬁles,
apps, and settings – just start typing. Use familiar desktop apps you know and love, or explore new apps in the Windows Store.
Enjoy the best way to work – Whether you prefer a notebook, tablet, or desktop, you have the option to use
touch, keyboard and mouse with a full, consistent experience of Windows 8 Pro