Windows XP Soon Officially Obsolete

PCWorld: Windows XP Soon Officially Obsolete

The looming deadline for discontinuing support of WinXP SP2 means users may be at risk from new hacking exploits targeting it – and hackers are still targeting the operating system. Microsoft will not include patches for it in monthly updates, but may choose to issue special patches.

Barring an unforeseen patch in the next four weeks, users running Windows XP Service Pack 2 have seen their last security update for Internet Explorer.

Although Microsoft has told Windows XP SP2 users several times this year that it will retire the 2004 operating system on July 13, users may not realize that they will also not receive any Internet Explorer security updates after that date.”

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