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As many of you are probably already aware — and as my colleague Barb Edson explained in a blog post last April — Windows XP reaches End of Support on April 8, 2014, which is just a few weeks away.

As a result, there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates. This is a significant event for Windows, and it also has implications for Windows Embedded products that are based on the Windows XP operating system.

There is excellent advice at the Security Tech Center on keeping a system secure.

Improved security with newer versions of Windows It’s also worth noting that the security protections in Windows have evolved significantly since Windows XP was released.

Windows 8.1 includes a number of security improvements, including secure and trusted boot to ensure that a system is not tampered with during the boot process.

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