Microsoft XP Security Updates Expire, Ensues Mandatory Switch to 8.1
After Tuesday, Apr. 8, you won't be able to get security upgrades for your computer if you use Microsoft XP. The software giant wants you to use Windows 8.1. After 12 years, Microsoft is ending technical support and security updates. If you don't switch over, your computer will be vulnerable to viruses and hackers, including your private info, your bank accounts and your passwords. Updating can cost you anywhere from a $130 to $400 depending on how much memory a computer has and the age of your computer.