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4 Ways To Bulletproof Windows XP Forever Windows XP is slated to be exterminated for good by Microsoft in April of 2014. It is the last stage of a multi-year effort to kill off the operating system. Microsoft previously cut support for any system running SP2, driving a massive effort across corporations to ensure their systems were all up to SP3. As of April of 2014, even that will no longer be supported with patch updates by Microsoft. We certainly fell in love with XP here at MakeUseOf, just like everyone else. Windows XP has been no exception. In this article, I’ll help you make the best of a bad situation, by setting up that Windows XP system in such a way to reduce the likelihood of it getting hit by hacker lightning or a viral epidemic from the larger Internet. Isolate and Contain Just be aware that no solution, other than upgrading to a supported operating system, is going to be perfect. On those old Windows XP systems, the idea is to block as much network traffic as possible, without disabling the PC entirely. Conclusion