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Microsoft ends support for Windows XP
CINCINNATI (Paula Toti) -- Microsoft has been sending the message for five years, and now it's official. Beginning Monday, April 8, it will no longer support the operating system Windows XP.
Many people have been hanging on to the old operating system because it's popular, change is hard, and watching the migration to Millennium system years ago was painful. However, bypassing the upgrade to Windows 7 or 8 will now be harder to do.
Jay Gates owner of Cincinnati PC Solutions says your computer will still run Windows XP today and tomorrow and even next year. However, he says the problem is software updates won't keep up with it and you will be more susceptible to hackers.
In fact doctors will not be HIPPA compliant if they don't switch to another operating system.
Then again, Gates says Microsoft has paid little attention to XP for the past three years. He says if you are still running XP you probably have an old computer that could use an upgrade anyway.
Gates says XP was a good system and believes it's getting the boot because this will make people buy new computers. Microsoft gets a big chunk of the profits from those sales by providing the operating system.