After a 12-year reign as the most successful version of Windows, on April 8th, 2014 Microsoft will end support for Windows XP. You can continue to use XP for as long as you choose but that comes with some potentially big risks. The safest course of action is upgrading to a newer (supported) operating system but if you choose to continue using Windows XP, here are a few tips that will help minimize the risks you will face.