Microsoft’s decision to halt support for Windows XP means that the company will no longer provide updates, which often include security patches to cover any recently discovered gaps. This also means that a company’s sensitive security data could be much easier to breach.
The death of Windows XP also means that XP-specific drivers and software will slowly disappear. But the most troublesome side effect could result in companies losing total functionality of their hardware.
If there’s a hardware failure on an XP system, you might not be able to restore everything back to its original state.
The bottom line: No security updates means a field day for viruses and cyberattackers. Don’t sacrifice safety or productivity because you’re afraid to change.
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