Support is ending for Windows XP – Microsoft
After a 12 year run, Microsoft has decided to officially end support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. What this means is that while Windows XP systems will continue to function, they will no longer receive updates, making them potentially more vulnerable to security risks as time progresses.
Also, as hardware and software vendors focus on supporting more recent versions of Windows, you will see more programs and devices that are incompatible with Windows XP in the future.
If you are still running Windows XP and want to stay protected, your best bet is to transition to a new computer with updated hardware and a current version of Windows (7 or 8).