Microsoft to Kill Windows XP One Year from Now

The company will retire its 11-year-old OS on April 8, 2014

By on April 8th, 2013 05:15 GMT

While Windows 8 still fails to excite, Microsoft goes on with its plans to retire the 11-year-old Windows XP, trying to convince everyone still using it to make the move to a newer platform.

As of April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide users with updates and security patches for the very popular Windows XP, so consumers still running it have no other option than to deploy Windows 7 or Windows 8.

According to figures released by Net Applications for the month of March 2013, Windows XP is currently installed on more than 38 percent of the computers worldwide, which is a clear sign that Microsoft will have a very difficult job killing the platform.

Disappointed with the overall performance of Windows 8, several users have already expressed their intention to stick to Windows XP, despite Microsoft’s warnings that doing so will basically expose their data and make their computers vulnerable to attacks.

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