Microsoft should start displaying notifications for users of Windows XP on the end of the availability of new updates to the system, according to a publication of the “Windows Experience Blog,” an official Microsoft blog.
The warning will bring the option for it to not appear again, but if it is not selected, a reminder will appear monthly on the closure support Windows XP.
The Microsoft should stop providing all kinds of updates for Windows XP, including security issues. The system will continue running, but users who do not upgrade to a later version of Windows after April 8 will be at risk when new vulnerabilities are discovered.
After April 8, antivirus Microsoft Security Essentials also no longer be available for Windows XP. The virus will continue to receive updates until July 2015 on systems where it is already installed, but should also bring a warning about the system possibly be unprotected.
According to the publication “ZDnet,” Microsoft should offer a free third party tool to facilitate the upgrade to Windows 8.1. A “PCmover Express” tool should still be available this week on WindowsXP.com.
Microsoft plans to release the tool in Portuguese from Brazil, but will be in English only initially. About 20 million PCs in Brazil still use Windows XP. Worldwide, the system is 29% of computers.