Microsoft Ends Tech Support for Windows XP
Microsoft ended its free support for Windows XP, which means that Microsoft will no longer offer free support, update or any new feature for Windows XP from now onwards and the company would charge for help with the software.[blockquote cite=”Microsoft”] Windows XP is 12 years old—that’s pretty old for an operating system.
In the past 12 years you’ve probably gotten a new phone, maybe a new TV, and possibly even a new car. Maybe it’s time for a new PC too, so you can make sure you have more memory and storage, faster processing speeds, and a higher-quality display (some even come with touch). And they’re less expensive than you might think.
We support our older operating systems much longer than most other businesses in this industry, but we can’t keep supporting old operating systems and still move forward creating new and better products. We’ve been supporting Windows XP for the past 12 years—that’s longer than we’ve supported any other operating system in our history and already two years longer than the standard ten years of support we normally provide. It’s time for us to look ahead so we can create better products and services for you and all our customers.
[/blockquote] [info]This leaves users with two options:[/info] [list style=”list5″ color=”blue”]
- Option 1: Keep using Windows XP—unprotected
- Option 2: Start using Windows 8.1
This is Microsoft’s way of moving people towards Windows 8. Microsoft will launch its next generation of OS this year i.e. Windows 10 & it will also make an important announcement about Windows 10 on 21st January, 2015.