Microsoft recently announced that they are stopping support of some of their older Operating Systems. This is a natural course of action for a large software company such as Microsoft.

What does it mean if my version of Windows is no longer supported?

“An unsupported version of Windows will no longer receive software updates from Windows Update. These include security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software, which can steal your personal information. Windows Update also installs the latest software updates to improve the reliability of Windows—new drivers for your hardware and more.” – Microsoft Website

Which version of Windows are being phased out?

• Support for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) ended on July 12, 2011.

• Support for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) ended on July 13, 2010.*

If you’re running one of these versions after support ends, you won’t get security updates for Windows.

I will always Support Your Computing Needs!

Mike Voigt (computerguynextdoor.com)