True to their word, Microsoft has not relented, and has officially stopped updating Windows XP. Today was the last update; there will be no more. If you must use Windows XP moving forward, make sure you follow my tips for locking down Windows if your Windows XP computer will go online. Then please also consider either upgrading to Windows 7 or Windows 8, or purchasing a new computer with Windows 7 or Windows 8 preinstalled.
Also today Microsoft released the first major update to Windows 8.1. Dubbed Windows 8.1 Update 1, it provides for a better mouse and keyboard experience in Windows 8.1’s Modern UI for those without touch screens. In so doing, this update also makes Windows 8.1 more desirable for small business users. Windows 8.1 Update 1 is available through Windows Update.