Windows XP Mode to Live On for Windows 7 Users

Microsoft confirms that Windows 7 users will still be able to run XP apps

By on January 15th, 2014 04:31 GMT

Microsoft continues its struggle to discontinue Windows XP and move everyone to a newer operating system, but not everyone seems to be listening to Redmond’s desperate messages.

One of the problems for companies that are planning to move from Windows XP is the app compatibility with some other operating systems, but according to Microsoft, that shouldn’t be a problem if their next destination is Windows 7.

A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed for ZDNet that Windows XP Mode, which is available on Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate, will continue to be offered.

Still, without patches and security fixes, computers running in this mode could easily become vulnerable, so Microsoft is again recommending users who are still needing Windows XP to migrate their entire business to a newer operating system as soon as possible.

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Nearly 28 percent of computers worldwide are still running XP
   Nearly 28 percent of computers worldwide are still running XP