You already know that Microsoft is giving up support for Windows XP operating system from next month, but what you may not know is that if you are also using the IE [Internet Explorer] browser versions IE7 or IE8 on your XP system then you are likewise out of luck with any form of upkeep from Microsoft.
It should be mentioned that both IE7 and IE8 if used on Windows7 or 8 continue to receive fixes for the time being. But if you are an IE6 user – now also more than 12 years old – this version will be retired as from next month, so no more support.
It truly is surprising how many PC users still cling to XP, but understandable, however the Windows7 operating system has taken up the mantle from XP as reliable and well liked, and it is recommend that XP users change to the new W7 or W8 or even Windows 8.1 to get the most from their PC experience.
As always Kapiti SeniorNet Members know where to come for help if needed, so make the change, be safe, be happy.