To our great surprise we have noticed that there are still individuals (home user) as well as institutions that have computers running Windows XP or Windows Vista operating systems.
If Windows XP was a successful operating system for Microsoft, being very futuristic in the 2001 - 2010 years, we can not say the same thing about Windows Vista. Launched by Microsoft in 2006, this was a total failure, being replaced in 2009 by Windows 7.
After 12 years microsoft has maintained with support and updates Windows XP, 8 April 2014 technical assistance for this operating system has ceased. Both system development itself and automatic updates through the Windows Update Center.
In terms of everyone's understanding, this means that there is no longer any protection before vulnerabilities and in front computer attacks cu various types of viruses, spyware and applications malware.
Your computer will continue to run, but it will no longer deal with security issues or compatibility with various external devices or websites that you access. Internet Explorer 8 is not a browser that offers online security, and web site and web site makers that can be accessed through this browser only support new releases. Internet Explorer 10, Internet Explorer 11 si Microsoft Edge are recommended for today.
Starting this year, neither Firefox si Chrome will no longer be installed on Windows XP and Windows Vista. The changes made by Mozilla and Google to the two browsers will make them incompatible with the old Microsoft operating systems.
Another security issue that you encounter if you are still using Windows XP or Windows Vista is the missing one antivirus software.
producers antivirus software no longer updates updates for these two operating systems, and starting with 14 July 2015 neither Microsoft Security Essentials is no longer compatible. In conclusion, from the point of view of security, Windows XP and Windows Vista can no longer be secure systems and can become a danger to other computers if they are in a local network shared with them. LAN.
Neither do we look better at the applications when it comes to Microsoft's old operating systems. Software developers (including Microsoft), focusing on development and innovation, design applications and programs for the latest versions of operating systems.
You can use old versions of compatible software for Windows XP, but you can not enjoy the experience and productivity of new ones.
An example is Apple, which announced recently as starting with 25 May 2018 will stop support on Windows XP and Windows Vista for iTunes Store. Users will be able to use older versions of iTunes, but they will not be able to make new purchases and will not be able to download music, movies and other iTunes products.
What to do if you have a Windows Vista or Windows XP computer
The easiest way is to check your computer's hardware resources, including CPU, RAM, HDD, and see if your configuration pre-supposes installation of Windows 10 or Windows 7, Windows 8.1. Any of these versions of Windows still has Microsoft support and receives constant updates.
If hardware resources do not help you upgrade your operating system, you can use Windows XP disconnected from the Internet and purchase a new computer or laptop.
In the concussion, your old PC has reached retirement age and a new one is needed.