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

Category: Operating Systems
Posted: 08:37AM

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. 

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exodus1977 on April 12, 2012 03:13PM
Although XP is dead to me, I still use it in a virtual machine just to run the occasional software that still doesn't work in Win7. What should be interesting, once the date comes around, will Microsoft still allow product activation? If you ever ran a virtual machine with, let's say, Windows 98, surprisingly you can still update the system. Granted, they have updates up to the year 2006 when they gave it the axe. But, they are still there. Colour me curious.

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