Will end of XP support impact Windows 7 users who use Windows XP mode?

cchecca

If you use XP mode to run old software on Windows 7 machines, will the end of XP support by Microsoft cause any issues?

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Number6
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Direct from Microsoft:

"After April 8, 2014, technical support for Windows XP and Windows XP Mode will no longer be available, including updates that help protect your PC. This means that if you continue to use Windows XP or use Windows XP Mode on a Windows 7 PC after support ends, your PC might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Therefore, to keep your Windows 7 PC secure after April 8, 2014, we recommend that you only use Windows XP Mode if your PC is disconnected from the Internet."

jimlynch
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Number 6 has it right, it's time to retire XP and XP mode. Windows XP has had its day in the sun, but it's time to move on. Many companies are making the move to Linux from Windows XP, and that might be a good bet for you too if Linux meets your needs.

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