As of today, Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft.
“Microsoft has provided support for Windows XP for the past 12 years. But now the time has come for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources toward supporting more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences,” wrote Microsoft in an announcement.
One of the most widely used operating systems of all time and one of the most successful products from Microsoft, it was installed on most computers in homes, offices, and schools. Many systems still use this as their main operating system. While you are still able to run it, the discontinuation of support from Microsoft opens it up to vulnerabilities as time goes on. If possible, updating to a newer operating system is highly advisable.
With the popularity of Windows XP, the “Bliss” default desktop background has risen to become one of the most recognizable photographs in the world.
Thank you Microsoft and Windows XP for over a decade of awesome service!