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We have 200 PCs in our network and my windows XP o 7 migration was not successful as anticipated. I am continuing working on the migration and I am hoping to complete it by end of May.

We have a antivirus server in our network. In this period risky to keep running XP
If so do I need any precautions ?

Please suggest
Thanks
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Pasha Kravtsov earned 80 total points
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If you have a good virus scanner you will be fine
Here is a good article
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2102606/how-to-keep-your-pc-secure-when-microsoft-ends-windows-xp-support.html
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XP has provided very good service since about 2002. Even though the support has ended, it's not going to fall over tomorrow. As time goes by, it will not receive any more security updates and patches.

Even though that's the case, if you have your systems updated, they should be fine if you cannot replace them until the end of May.

Just keep the anti virus updated and stay off the internet with those systems as much as possible.

Hope this helps!
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I think you'll be just fine until the end of May.  You should see what security updates are released on the 2nd Tuesday for the other Windows systems to decide whether or not you have a lot to worry about.
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Generally speaking all the stopping of support is saying is they will not release any new security updates after April 8

Considering that Microsoft generally releases patches monthly anyway having 1 month extra should cause no real issues. And it would most likely take more than a month to find any real issues with XP to exploit to any stage that would generally be downloaded/installed on your network in this time.

Push all current updates that XP has and try to be as quick as possible (just in case) but other than this you should be 100% ok
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Have I answered your question completely?
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You should probably remove IE, if you haven't done so already.
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