General Computer Info (that might be of interest)

Windows Life-Cycle:

Support for Windows XP ended on 8 April 2014. Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for the Windows XP operating system.

Support for Windows Vista ended on 11 April 2017, and like Window XP, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support.

 

Windows 7, 8/8.1 and Windows 10

Click here for the Windows Life-cycle page



MAC Address:

The MAC Address (Media Access Control Address) is a unique identifier assigned to every network device. Each MAC address is made up of 6 groups of 2 hexadecimal digits. For more information go to wikipedia.



IP Address:

The IP Address (Internet Protocol Address) is a numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network. Each device is given a unique number so sending & receiving of data goes to the correct device.

There are now two versions of the IP Address: IPv4 and IPv6. For more information go to wikipedia.