Today’s Patch Tuesday will be the last Windows Update for Windows XP. Microsoft is dropping support for Windows XP, meaning no technical support and no more security updates . Also, Microsoft is also discontinuing its anti-virus tool Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP.
Microsoft’s End of Support Page for Windows XP:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/end-support-help which offers suggestions on migrating to Windows 8.1
Ars Technica looks on this milestone and the challenges for Windows XP users:
The XPocalypse is upon us: Windows XP support has ended | Ars Technica.