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Windows 8.1 Update is required for future Windows 8.1 patches

There's no need to worry unless you've disabled automatic updates.

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Obituary: Windows XP passes away, leaving behind millions of mourning supporters

Windows XP, Microsoft's beloved seventh major operating system, has died at the hands of its creators. It was 12.

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Don’t waste your money trying to upgrade your Windows XP PC

Technically, upgrading Windows XP to a newer OS is an option, but it doesn’t make any sense from a financial perspective.

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Microsoft shows off next-gen Windows for connected cars

So far, it's just a prototype. But even the basic Windows for the car demo gives clues into what Microsoft plans.

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XPocalypse Now: Security experts size up the cyberthreats

What's the worst that could happen when Microsoft ends Windows XP support? Do you really want to find out?

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Build 2014, Day 1: The highlights, the surprises

Microsoft made a splash on the very first day with impressive upgrades coming for Windows, Windows Phone and more.

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Microsoft makes Windows free on phones, small tablets, and gizmos - but not PCs

Microsoft's fortune was built on selling its software, but now it's giving Windows away for free in the war against Android.

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Windows XP still going strong despite looming end of support deadline

Microsoft may be giving up on Windows XP, but many users don't appear to be ready to do the same.

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Microsoft's Build 2014 conference: What we know, what we expect

Microsoft's developer conference will usher in the "Spring Update" to Windows 8.1, and more news on Microsoft's touch-based Office suite.

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A closer look at your Windows XP investment

Some users are balking at being “forced” to spend more money to upgrade, but they’ve already received a remarkable ROI on XP.

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If $50 won't do it, what about $100? Microsoft sweetens trade-in deals for XP holdouts

Procrastination pays! Microsoft really, really wants you off XP and is willing to pay for your cooperation.

Avast: Windows XP users already attacked 6 times more often than Windows 7 users

And that's BEFORE Microsoft discontinues Windows XP security support on April 8.