As of the 8th of April, 2014, Microsoft will no longer offer technical support for Windows XP. After 12 years of support Microsoft, along with their hardware and software partners, will invest their resources to more recent technologies. What this means for users of Windows XP is that you will no longer receive automatic updates which is to help protect your PC. Microsoft Security Essential will also no longer be available to download on Windows XP as of this date. If you have previously downloaded it, you will continue to receive anti malware signature updates for a limited time, but that does not mean that your computer will be protected as you will no longer be receiving security updates.
If you want to ensure your PC stays protected and you continue to receive updates and support from Microsoft you will have to either upgrade your current PC to Windows 8.1 or get a new PC. Not all computers will be able to run Windows 8.1 so it is best to download and run Windows Upgrade Assistant to see if your PC meets the system requirements. If your system does not meet the requirements, it might be best to start looking for new PC.
If you do get a new PC, you would be able to move all your Windows XP stuff using Laplink. Laplink is a free data migration solution with a step-by-step process on how to move all your profiles, files, and settings to your new PC.
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