It's finally here — the XP support cut-off date has arrived.
Trailed by Microsoft for months, support for the venerable operating system came to an end on 8 April, after more than a decade.
Despite its near-pensionable age, many users remain on the OS — according to Net Applications, around 44 percent of desktop Windows machines are still powered by XP.
So whether you're a recent switcher or an XP stalwart, here's our complete guide to the end of XP support.
Still on XP?
- Confession: I just installed a fresh XP for a friend
- Windows XP: What to expect once Microsoft shuts down support
- Windows XP support ends: Survival tips to stay safe
- Windows XP diehards: Can you survive the April 2014 deadline?
- Windows XP support end: 10 steps to cut security risks
- Top 10 excuses for sticking with Windows XP
Ready to migrate?
- How a Windows XP migration became a journey of discovery
- Japanese bank beats XP deadline, moves 30000 terminals to Windows 8
- Windows XP end-of-life migration guide
- Is application virtualization the answer for users of XP?
- Where can you go next after Windows XP?
- 8 lessons learned from upgrading a dog-slow XP machine to Windows 8
- The land of forgotten XP installs: Have you looked everywhere?
- Automated upgrades from XP: How does PCMover work?
Thinking of extending support?
- Windows XP post April 2014: Non-Microsoft support emerges
- Dutch government pays millions to extend Microsoft XP support
- How failing to switch from Windows XP can cost millions
- Microsoft denies extending Windows XP support for China
- Chinese tech giants to offer Win XP support
Wondering what all the fuss is about?
- The end of Windows XP is also the end of everything we thougt we knew about computing
- Microsoft: Why the Windows XP show is finally over
- Executive's guide to the end of Windows XP support (free ebook)
- Preparing for a brave new world without Windows XP support
What are the security implications for businesses?
- Windows XP at home? Don't access corporate networks, says GCHQ
- Microsoft to extend Windows XP anti-malware updates one year
- Gartner: 'Prepare now' for the death of Windows XP; security at risk
- Windows XP: The state of third party security
Contemplating moving to Linux Mint?
- How to install Linux Mint on your XP PC
- Windows XP and Linux Mint: Brothers at the interface (Gallery)
- Linux Mint programs for Windows XP users
- Why Linux Mint is a worthwhile Windows XP replacement
- Running Windows XP programs on Linux Mint with CrossOver