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Windows XP may be dead, but it’s still getting patched

Windows XP may be dead, but it’s still getting patched

Microsoft may have walked away from Windows XP, blinking away the tears as it refuses to look back at its old OS, but some relationships are apparently too tough to quit with news of an updated patch for the deprecated platform. "Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft," exec Dustin C. Childs reminds us today, before going on to confirm that despite that it'll still be getting some degree of support.

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Life after Windows XP: Refresh, Replace, Reuse

Life after Windows XP: Refresh, Replace, Reuse

Windows XP is either dead or dangerous, depending on who you ask, but no matter which it's about time to move away from the old platform before stalled security updates leave you open to hacks. Upgrading to Windows 8.1 may be the most obvious option, but it's not the only one: head on past the break as we look at how you can refresh your existing XP computer, discuss replacing it, and explore some safer ways to reuse the hardware you already have.

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Internet Explorer 6 dies today: IE6 ends with Windows XP

Internet Explorer 6 dies today: IE6 ends with Windows XP

If there was a day to be joyful for the end of software builds, today is that day. Both Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6 have officially been dumped by Microsoft. What’s this mean for you, the user of these relatively ancient pieces of hacker-friendly Microsoft-abandoned code?

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Windows XP isn’t dead: It just got more dangerous

Windows XP isn’t dead: It just got more dangerous

Windows XP end-of-life: the day that, for a very long time, seemed like it would never come. Microsoft has officially washed its hands of XP after twelve years, prompting celebration from security experts tired of the old OS' holes. Yet the shift in focus to newer platforms - like Windows 8.1 - means that many at-risk users will simply be left behind, despite Windows XP's still considerable footprint.

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Windows XP end-of-life tomorrow, Custom Support rides forth

Windows XP end-of-life tomorrow, Custom Support rides forth

Supposing you’re one of the last users of Windows XP out there in the universe, you’ll want to make sure you understand the implications of continuing to use that operating system after tomorrow. Tomorrow, after all, is the last day Microsoft will be offering technical support for Windows XP for the public. After that, it’s all about Custom Support for Windows XP.

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Microsoft to patch IE under-attack bug

Microsoft to patch IE under-attack bug

One of the most popular operating systems that Microsoft ever produced was Windows XP. Despite the OS being 13 years old, many business and consumers around the world still use the aged operating system. We also know that XP's end of support date is set for April 8, 2014.

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Microsoft launches XP data transfer tool and end of support notification

Microsoft launches XP data transfer tool and end of support notification

Microsoft really wants to be sure that people who are still running Windows XP know that the end is neigh. The end of support for the old operating system is April 8 and after that date, no more security updates will be coming. Microsoft wants users on XP systems to upgrade to a new OS.

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Windows 8.1 update expected April 8

Windows 8.1 update expected April 8

There are still a large number of computer users out there who are running Windows XP on their machines. Microsoft has been working hard to get these users to upgrade their OS, but some holdouts remain. The end of support date for Windows XP is April 8, which is right around the corner.

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Windows XP is 469 percent more infection-prone than Windows 8

Windows XP is 469 percent more infection-prone than Windows 8

In a report overseen by Microsoft, the Windows XP operating system was found to be more than five times as vulnerable to viruses as Windows 8 is. Out of every 1,000 computers scanned, 9.1 Windows XP SP3 systems were infected with a virus, while only 1.6 Windows 8 RTM machines had to be cleaned. The report, which was conducted by Microsoft's own Trustworthy Computing Group, shows that the older the OS, the more vulnerable it is.

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Windows 8.1 market share increases as Windows overall decreases

Windows 8.1 market share increases as Windows overall decreases

Windows 8.1 doubled its market share among operating systems in its first half-month on the market, according to a new report by web analytics firm Net Applications. The OS rose from 0.87% market share to 1.72%, for a 0.85% gain. The trend is expected to continue in November and beyond as Microsoft herds its customers away from its previous operating systems and towards 8.1.

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Google Chrome on Windows XP put on life support until April 2015

Google Chrome on Windows XP put on life support until April 2015

As they say, all things, even the good ones, eventually come to an end. Next year, we will finally bid farewell to Windows XP, which so far has managed to hold on to its dear life far longer than it was supposed to. Google, however, will not be so quick on abandoning the operating system and will continue to support its Chrome web browser on Windows XP for at least another year.

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HP: Windows XP’s death will save PCs like Windows 8 couldn’t

HP: Windows XP’s death will save PCs like Windows 8 couldn’t

HP is expecting Windows XP finally being killed off to have more of an impact on its PC sales than Windows 8 ever managed, with the OS retirement expected to open up a huge market of upgraders who have so far held off from buying fresh hardware. The change in platforms, as Windows XP extended support finally ends in April 2014, will see many users - particularly in businesses - finally replace their PCs, HP said on Monday, Computerworld reports, something the company aims to capitalize on.

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