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If you are still using Windows XP, the end is near. Microsoft will continue all support for this 12-year-old computer operating system April 8, 2014. This chart can help you plot a course of action for surviving XP's official End of Life.

Am I still using WIndows XP?
Not sure.
Look at the Start Button in the lower left-hand corner of the screen. If it's rectangular, it's probably XP. If it's round, you're okay.

I am determined to keep it.
I need to move on.
NO, I've already moved on.
Make sure you've gone beyond Internet Explorer 8 and Microsoft Office 2003.

Must stay connected to Internet
Will take it off Internet. Use as print server, scanning engine, photo/film editor, display driver, etc.
Want to keep computer if it's upgradeable.
Want a new computer.

Use secure browser. Use Internet security suite. Browse only in safe places. Don't open attachments from strangers. Be very careful!
It meets the spec, or is upgradeable. But is it cost-effective?
Minimum specifications: dual-core processors, at least 2 Gigabytes of RAM, upgradeable to 4 (preferably 8) Gb.
Want/need a different computer.

I'm okay with a used or refurbished computer.