Solved how do I change from windows xp after April 8 cutoff

March 9, 2014 at 11:54:44
Specs: Windows XP
at present my computor is xp what will happen after 8 april and what do I have to do to keep my computor secure I do not know a lot about this so it would have to be explained

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March 9, 2014 at 12:44:18
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If you continue to use Windows XP after support ends, your computer will still work but it might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Also, as more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows, you can expect to encounter greater numbers of apps and devices that do not work with Windows XP

You need to get a newer version of windows if you are worried about security

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.

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March 9, 2014 at 12:46:51
If you intend sticking with XP see these:

Also practice safe browsing (plenty of info if you search with Google).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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March 9, 2014 at 18:11:15
Depending on the age of your computer you may feel inclined to upgrade to win-7 anon.

You could run the M$ win-7 checking utility to see what is OK and what isn't. Any drivers not included in win-7 are very likely available "out there" for free.

You can get an OEM or reconditioned software disk - either actual disk or a legitimate download for around £45.00 or local equivalent. You would get a new installation key as well. The OEM or reconditioned software disk will be tied to the motherboard, so you couldn't install it later on another (newer?) system. With a retail disk you could.

What make and model computer do you have?

OEM and reconditioned software disk as essentially the same. OEM is usually used by those building "new" systems; reconditioned by those upgrading older systems to win-7 (typically from xp or vista). But they are otherwise no different as best I understand...

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