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On April 8, 2014, Windows XP becomes Windows XPired!

Microsoft will stop providing security updates which keep your data safe.

This is like leaving home at night, leaving the lights on with the front door open and a big sign saying,
"My Security System is Broken!"

Call KB Printer & Computer Support TODAY to help you keep the bad guys out!

 

PC owners using older computers face April security deadline for both Windows XP & Office 2003.

Computer security flaws are becoming apparent as Microsoft’s own dead line of April the 8th 2014 approaches. Windows XP is one of Microsoft’s oldest and most widely used Operating systems. Windows XP has been in use for over 12 years now. Microsoft has already extended XP’s support deadline once due to the business communities reluctance to adopt Windows Vista. Now that Windows 7 has been out since September 29th 2009 giving businesses adequate time to migrate.   Microsoft has finally decided to call it a day and end support updates for repairing security flaws and weaknesses that Viruses and Hackers can use to infect your computer.

KB Printer & Computer Support wants to warn you that there are viruses that can record every word you type on your keyboard, including credit card numbers, personal and financial information and forward it to criminals. This will not only impact businesses, but also any user who does any on-line shopping or banking. This is evidenced by some of the large scale security breaches recently by the likes of Target, Michael’s, and Windham Hotel Group’s recent revelation that it had suffered security breaches that took place from 2008-2010, and affected more than 500,000 customers.  Some new viruses released in 2013 can even encrypt or lock every single file on your computer without much hope of ever being able to recover that information or even open it again.

Since 2001 security weaknesses in XP have been discovered and a continuous process called “patching” has been taking place. On April the 8th Microsoft has stated that they will no longer be releasing patches to fix XP, which means a much greater risk from Viruses, Hacking and Data theft. Data theft can be a serious issue for any Business with XP on their office computer, especially if it contains employee information or even sensitive Business information. Business owners subject to HIPPA, and PCI compliance laws among others, have a legal duty to care for and safe guard the protection of their employee and client data and information.

The good news is that KB Printer & Computer Support is here to help you upgrade to newer, faster and much more secure Operating Systems such as Windows 7. KB Printer & Computer Support can help advise you on your move to safer and faster systems and plan out your move to reduce the risk from Viruses and Data loss during transfer. A side benefit of upgrading to newer PC’s with improved operating systems, is increased productivity, and less time wasted waiting on that old slow PC.

 

More information on this from Microsoft can be found here http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/endofsupport.aspx.

You can also check Microsoft’s life cycle on any software product at the Microsoft Product Life Cycle Search here http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?sort=PN&alpha=&Filter=FilterNO

 

Microsoft’s Procuct Life Cycle for Windows XP:

Products Released

Lifecycle Start Date

Mainstream Support End Date

Extended Support End Date

Service Pack Support End Date

Notes

Media Center Extender for Windows XP Media Center

12/30/2004

1/12/2010

Not Applicable

 

Plus! for Windows XP

10/25/2001

1/9/2007

Not Applicable

 

Remote Keyboard for Windows XP Media Center Edition

12/1/2005

1/11/2011

Not Applicable

 

Shared Computer Toolkit for Windows XP

8/24/2005

1/9/2007

1/10/2012

 

Windows XP Embedded

1/30/2002

1/11/2011

1/12/2016

10/22/2004

 

Windows XP Embedded Service Pack 1

10/22/2002

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

4/10/2007

 

Windows XP Embedded Service Pack 2

1/18/2005

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

1/11/2011

 

Windows XP Embedded Service Pack 3

11/14/2008

Review Note

Review Note

Support ends 24 months after the next service pack releases or at the end of the product's support lifecycle, whichever comes first. For more information, please see the service pack policy here .

Windows XP Home Edition

12/31/2001

4/14/2009

4/8/2014

8/30/2005

Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002

10/28/2002

4/14/2009

4/8/2014

8/30/2005

 

Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004

10/27/2003

4/14/2009

4/8/2014

10/10/2006

 

Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

12/30/2004

4/14/2009

4/8/2014

1/11/2011

 

Windows XP Professional

12/31/2001

4/14/2009

4/8/2014

8/30/2005

Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems

12/31/2001

4/14/2009

4/8/2014

 

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

4/24/2005

4/14/2009

4/8/2014

4/14/2009

 

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2

3/12/2007

Review Note

Review Note

Support ends 24 months after the next service pack releases or at the end of the product's support lifecycle, whichever comes first. For more information, please see the service pack policy here .

Windows XP Service Pack 1

8/30/2002

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

10/10/2006

 

Windows XP Service Pack 1a

2/3/2003

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

10/10/2006

 

Windows XP Service Pack 2

9/17/2004

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

7/13/2010

 

Windows XP Service Pack 3

4/21/2008

Review Note

Review Note

Support ends 24 months after the next service pack releases or at the end of the product's support lifecycle, whichever comes first. For more information, please see the service pack policy here .

Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

2/11/2003

4/14/2009

4/8/2014

10/10/2006

 

Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005

8/25/2004

4/14/2009

4/8/2014

7/12/2011

 

Other End of Support information you might be interested in.

End of support refers to the date when Microsoft no longer provides automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance. This is the time to make sure you have the latest available update or service pack installed. Without Microsoft support, you will no longer receive security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software that can steal your personal information.

Client operating systems

Latest update or service pack

End of mainstream support

End of extended support

Client operating systems

Windows XP

Latest update or service pack

Service Pack 3

End of mainstream support

April 14, 2009

End of extended support

April 8, 2014

Client operating systems

Windows Vista

Latest update or service pack

Service Pack 2

End of mainstream support

April 10, 2012

End of extended support

April 11, 2017

Client operating systems

Windows 7 *

Latest update or service pack

Service Pack 1

End of mainstream support

January 13, 2015

End of extended support

January 14, 2020

Client operating systems

Windows 8

Latest update or service pack

Windows 8.1

End of mainstream support

January 9, 2018

End of extended support

January 10, 2023