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Microsoft have announced that they are ending support for Windows XP after April 8th. Does this mean my computer running XP will stop working? Good news NO Bad news: to stay comfy you need to do a series of things before that date.

The most sensible thing you can do (especially before end of February) is to ring me and book for an advice session: either on the phone, or preferably in person (There is a 25% discount for work we do for you in February) I can have a look at your machine and give you personalised advice based on your system, your computer use, and your budget. No two systems and no two clients are the same, and the answer to most simple questions is to be honest, it rather depends. Put another way, the devil is in the detail!.

I will be publishing a few detailed notes on this website in due course for those of you who would like to have a go yourselves. In the meantime you can check what operating system you are using: IE, which version of windows you are running: here's a link to a simple check from Microsoft.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/which-operating-system

The next thing to think about is what is your budget. I'll cover that later.

You need to avoid the following scenario:

Tip of The Day

There are many ways to achieve the same result in programs. Just because someone says "Don't do it that way!" don't just accept they are right (or wrong) ask them for more explanations.