Microsoft Support Ends Today for Windows XP

Published 04/08 2014 06:18PM

Updated 04/08 2014 06:44PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Say goodbye to Microsoft support for Windows XP.

As of Tuesday, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates for the software.

Experts say those still clinging to the operating system are at a higher risk for malware and more vulnerable to security hacks.

Microsoft is advising consumers to upgrade their operating system to avoid delays.

Experts say the software currently on your Windows XP computer will still be installed and functional.

"It's a good idea to upgrade whenever you can, right now is a good time to upgrade Windows XP computers," said Blake Holland, with the Geek Squad at Best Buy.

If your computer does ever crash, experts say you won't be able to recover updates. Experts suggest backing up any crucial information on a removable hard drive.

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