Windows XP: Pros and cons of not upgrading

Microsoft plans to support Windows XP Service Pack 3 until April 8, 2014, which means XP users have 30 months before they're on their own.

By Ian Paul, PC World |  Software, Microsoft, Windows XP

You probably don't want to be running XP after Microsoft gives up on XP in 2014. The biggest reason for upgrading is security. Once Microsoft stops delivering security updates to SP3, you could expose yourself to some serious threats if a new exploit is found in the OS or in a third-party program you're running. So while you may not want to switch away from XP right now, it is something you should at least start considering. Before you know it, your 30 months will be up.

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