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Updates end for Windows XP on 8 April 2014

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I've spent an hour and a bit backing up my PC files, photos, music and e mail messages and address book ahead of Microsoft stopping updates to XP on 8 April 2014.


The nuisance is Windows 8 everyone says is sh*t, Windows 7 support ends for that in 2015! and Windows 9 is coming out next spring 2015.


This means that whilst I wouls like a new PC, it would be daft to get one now rather than wait and have Windows 9 next year, meaning my PC may be at risk in the meantime. Surely Microsoft have enough money to continue with support until Windows 9 is available.  They are dong it for corporate clients (who pay) anyway!


I also expect a lot of my programmes won't work on windows 8 or 9 too.

I am using MS Office 97 and Quicken 2004!


What is everyone with XP planning to do?



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I am planning something similar using DriveImageXML.

Not sure If I will know I have key logging malware until its too late though!

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