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Original Air Date: Mar 10, 2014

Less than 1 month to go for XP

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You’ve been hearing for some time about the impending retirement of Windows XP, and now there’s less than a month to go.

Various research firms are still showing that 20-30% of computers that connect to the Internet are still running WIndows XP, and if you’re one of those folks, you’ll be taking a huge risk by continuing.

Microsoft has already stated that you’re 6 times more likely to be hacked running Windows XP, even with the security patches, so after April 8th, you could be a sitting duck for hackers as new exploits are discovered.

Since transitioning to a new computer always takes more time than you think, waiting until the last minute with something this important is a really bad idea.

At the moment, you still have a choice of migrating to Windows 7 or WIndows 8, but that won’t last for long, so make the move while you still have a choice.

You’ve probably noticed that data breaches via compromised computers seem to be occurring on a regular basis these day, so consider this a wake up call if you’re still running Windows XP