Microsoft Urges Users to Abandon Windows XP

Windows 8 will debut soon, so you have to make the move to a newer OS

By on October 8th, 2012 12:34 GMT

Microsoft used last month’s support lifecycle newsletter to remind users that a new operating system would be released soon, so abandoning older versions, including Windows XP, is a thing everybody has to do before it’s too late.

The company urges users to make the move to a newer OS by reminding them that support for Windows XP will end on April 8, 2014, “which means that migration efforts should be well under way.”

“Therefore, we recommend that customers running computers with Windows XP take action and update or upgrade their PCs before the end-of-support date. If Windows XP is still being run in your environment and you feel that migration will not be complete by April 8, 2014, or you haven't begun migration yet, Microsoft is eager to help,” Microsoft explained in the newsletter.

This isn’t the first time when Microsoft emphasizes that Windows XP users should abandon the old operating system and deploy a newer version, such as Windows 7.

Back in April, Stella Chernyak, a Microsoft marketing director, clearly stated that switching to a newer Windows iteration is a must-do for every single computer user out there and even if Windows XP was such a great product, there comes a time when a much better and more secure product is released.

“Windows XP and Office 2003 were great software releases for their time, but the technology environment has shifted,” Chernyak explained.

Microsoft will launch the brand new Windows 8 on October 25 in New York and, as part of the same event, the company will also debut the Surface tablet running a special version of the new OS.
Windows XP went on sale in October 2001
   Windows XP went on sale in October 2001
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