Microsoft recently announced that it will end support for Windows XP on April 8. This means XP users will no longer receive security updates, driver updates for hardware or technical support.
What does this mean to you? If you are still using the Windows XP operating system come April 8 and beyond, your computer will still work. However your computer will be at a higher risk for viruses, hackers and other security risks. This could put your personal information at risk and increase the likelihood of identity theft.
How to find out if you are still running Windows XP:
- Click on Windows Start Button.
- Click "Run".
- Type "winver" (without quotation marks) and press "Enter".
- An "About Windows" box will pop up and display the operation system your computer is using.
- You can also visit amirunningxp.com.
I'm still on Windows XP. What do I do next?
- Upgrade your PC to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. Visit http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/end-support-help to find out how to upgrade your computer and migrate your computer's information to the new system.
Members CU is sharing this information with you because we want you to be informed. If you need assistance upgrading your computer please visit windows.microsoft.com. Members CU employees are not qualified to help you upgrade your personal computer software.