End of Support for Windows XP and Internet Explorer 8

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This article describes the situation around end of support for Windows XP.
What is Happening?

Microsoft Windows XP has been in the market for over 14 years, and effective April 8, 2014 Microsoft discontinued support for Windows XP. There are no longer any further security patches for Windows XP, and all Windows XP systems will be vulnerable to new security weaknesses found.

Microsoft is encouraging all businesses to plan for upgrading their operating systems from Windows XP to Windows 7 or 8.
Please see the following link for full details: http://amirunningxp.com/
How does this impact me?

As a result, after April 8, 2014, technical assistance for Windows XP is no longer be available, including automatic updates that help protect your PC. Microsoft also stopped providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP on this date. They no longer provide security updates to help protect your PC which will make your computer vulnerable to security threats and viruses. Also, as more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows, you can expect to encounter greater numbers of apps and devices that do not work with Windows XP.

What should I do?

It is important going forward that you upgrade your PC (from Windows XP) to the latest version of Windows (Windows 8.1). It is recommended on the Windows Support page that you run Windows Upgrade Assistant to ensure your PC meets system requirements for Windows 8.1 (Please see the link below with more details).

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/end-support-help

How can I continue to use Condo Control Central?

If you want to access Condo Control Central from a computer running Windows XP, you can download and install either Google Chrome or Mozilla FireFox. The following links will help you complete the process:

www.google.com/chrome
www.getfirefox.com

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