I am Dale Hayter, a Microsoft and VMware certified Technical Consultant.

My blog has been built up over the years from my experience of working on an IT helpdesk and also from being out on-site.

Windows XP Support Ends, April 8th 2014 – Upgrade Now

Does your computer at home run Windows XP still? Did you know that Microsoft are ceasing support for Windows XP on the 8th April 2014. So what does this mean?

From the 8th April 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide technical assistance and will also no longer supply security updates for it. This means that over time your computer will become vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Its for this reason Microsoft recommend that everyone upgrades away from Windows XP before this deadline. Supposedly there are talks of hackers having some exploits for Windows XP ready to release once the date goes past. You can find out more information from Microsoft about this here.