A notification about the end of Windows XP support "This update enables the function that sends a notification to Windows XP users about the end of support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014."
About 30% of all Windows users will suddenly be reminded that they are out in the cold. This is not a big surprise to most in the IT field but the home user is about to find out in the next few days that they are out in the cold.
30 percent, that about 3 times the total number of Windows 8 / 8.1 users.
To modify or change the notification you can either choose to "Don't show this message again". Your other option is to open the Control Panel and select 'Scheduled Tasks' and modify the notification schedule. You should also be able to un-install the update.
1) There will be no more security updates or technical support for the Windows XP operating system.
2) Businesses that are governed by regulatory obligations such as HIPAA may find that they are no longer able to satisfy compliance requirements.
3) Most PC hardware manufacturers will stop supporting Windows XP on existing and new hardware. This will also mean that drivers required to run Windows XP on new hardware may not be available.
Can Windows XP still be activated after April 8, 2014?
Windows XP can still be installed and activated after end of support. Computers running Windows XP will still work but they won’t receive any Microsoft Updates or be able to leverage technical support. Activations will still be required for retail installations of Windows XP after this date as well.
Will existing updates still be available via Windows Update after April 8, 2014?
Yes, all existing Windows XP updates and fixes will still be available via Windows Update and WSUS.
Will Microsoft Security Essentials be supported after April 8, 2014?
Microsoft Security Essentials will not be available for download on Windows XP after April 8, 2014. If you already have Microsoft Security Essentials installed, you will continue to receive anti-malware signature updates through July 14, 2015. However, please note that PCs running Windows XP after April 8, 2014 should not be considered protected.
Will Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool be supported after April 8, 2014?
Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool is aligned with the company's anti-malware engines and signatures, and as such the removal tool will continue to be provided for Windows XP through July 14, 2015.