Microsoft says users are best served by migrating to Windows 10 or Windows 8.1.Microsoft offers resources and tools to help users deploy and manage Windows 10.
There is also be a “health checking” component added that’s already used by Windows Server 2008 which can check to make sure that certain upgrades and security features are in place for XP-based clients before they are allowed to log onto a network.
Also, keep all your original Windows and program installation CDs in a safe place. Look at it this way: Any file you cannot afford to lose (what will take too long to re-create or is unique and cannot be re-created), should be located on two separate physical media, such as on two hard drives, or a hard drive and a CD.
The latest Service Pack for XP is finally here and it includes some minor but important updates for Windows users.
As discovered on Beta News, tricking your home edition of XP into thinking its Windows Embedded POSReady means you get updates for the next five years.
We'll show you how to do that in this article, but first a couple of words of warning.
Note that this Service Pack is valid for updates across the XP range including Windows XP, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Home Edition N, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional Edition, Windows XP Professional N, Windows XP Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Starter Edition and Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.