June 10, 2014 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday
For this month’s round of software patches, Microsoft has issued a record 59 fixes for its Internet Explorer (IE) browser, including one critical vulnerability that had remained unpatched since it was made public May 22.
Overall, Microsoft has issued seven security bulletins, two of which, for IE and Lync, are rated critical with the remainder rated as important in severity. Collectively, they cover 66 different vulnerabilities that have been found in Microsoft Windows, Office and Live Meeting, in addition to IE and Lync.
Microsoft Windows XP End of Lifecycle
What is end of support?
After 12 years, support for Windows XP ended April 8, 2014. There will be no more security updates or technical support for the Windows XP operating system. It is very important that customers and partners migrate to a modern operating system such as Windows 8.1. Customers moving to a modern operating system will benefit from dramatically enhanced security, broad device choice for a mobile workforce, higher user productivity, and a lower total cost of ownership through improved management capabilities.
What does this mean?
It means you should take action. After April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for Windows XP. Security updates patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware and help keep users and their data safer. PCs running Windows XP after April 8, 2014, should not be considered to be protected, and it is important that you migrate to a current supported operating system – such as Windows 8.1 – so you can receive regular security updates to protect their computer from malicious attacks.
Can Windows XP still be activated after April 8, 2014 if my computer has to be reloaded?
Windows XP can still be installed and activated after end of support. Computers running Windows XP will still work but they won’t receive any Microsoft Updates or be able to leverage technical support. Activations will still be required for retail installations of Windows XP after this date as well.
How does Remote Assistance work?
In order for us to help you using remote assistance; you will first need to download and run a program on your computer. This program will contact us with your system information so that we can better diagnose the source of the issue you are having.
You can download RCS Remote Assist here: