Windows XP will be reaching the end of its life cycle on April 8, 2014. If you are connected to the internet, it will always be vulnerable. Microsoft currently pushes out updates to the operating systems when they find a vulnerability. Without the updates to protect you, the computer will be open to hackers, viruses, and malware. If you do online banking at all, this can put your banking at risk. Not are you putting yourself at risk, but you could be putting others at risk. Hackers could use your computer to build a network of computers to do their work. To the left, you will see a button to test your computer if it can handle Windows 7.