Microsoft Reminds Windows XP Users That It's Time to Upgrade

edwardquilo - April 12, 2012 08:37AM in Operating Systems

Remember Microsoft's announcement to put Windows XP to its grave on April 8, 2014? If you're one of the many die-hard users still clinging on to the 11-year-old OS, the software giant has put out a gentle reminder on a blog post with a two-year countdown until it finally pulls the plug on support. "We want to acknowledge the two-year countdown to the end of Windows XP and Office 2003 support," announced Microsoft marketing director Stella Chernyak. Incidentally, Microsoft is quick to point users to the next logical OS choice for their upgrade plans too. "If you still have some PCs running Windows XP and Office 2003 in your organization, now would be a good time to start migrating them to Windows 7 and Office 2010," Chernyak adds. By the time Windows XP officially retires, it will be around 12 years and five months old.