After April 8, 2014, there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates for Windows XP SP3.
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I love XP . Better than any other window. Before you change things why don't you ask your users.
Sometimes you have to stand outside the circle and look in.
I want to remove Windows 8 and go back to Windows Xp. I prefer unsupport OS than one that is not useable.
Or my friends told me to swtch to linux. Might do that if they can not install Windows on this useless Windows 8 machine.
what internet cannection error report.
What a cheek Microsoft has ending support for xp what about all the people that still have xp it might be time to for every one to change to apple teach Microsoft a good lesson
i cannot turn on my windows firewall as there is a security problem with a windows update and the widows security cannot open the settings
I crash-learned computing in 2 weeks in 1983. In those days one had to load the operating system onto the computer from a floppy disc every time one switched the computer on.
Then I mastered MS DOS.
I've acquired and learned various MS Operating Systems since - Windows 95, etc., etc., through to Windows XP and all its upgrades and security installations.
Windows XP does everything I need - and more.
I now neither want nor can afford to expend either the time or money on acquiring and learning a new System or a new computer or laptop to operate it.
There must be hundreds of thousands of loyal customers like me throughout the world whom it is utterly unfair of Microsoft to either abandon or force into huge additional expense in time and money in their precious later years and when money is tight.
Thanks in great measure to Microsoft, computers have become an essential tool to enable everyone in the world to keep in touch not only with their loved ones, often farflung, but with what is going on in their district, their region, their country and the world.
The Microsoft Foundation and Mr and Mrs Gates are hugely generous around the world in many ways. Can they not see their way to supporting Windows XP into the future as a way of assisting over-65s/Senior Citizens around the world?
Please don't abandon us!
It looks as if you are trying to interfere with the workings and security of XP to sell the next product. There is some malice involved in what is going on. I am having problems that I never had before.
I have been a strong supporter of Microsoft since DOS 1. Upgraded continuosly until Vista. I will change to Linux as you have consistantly 'improved' to your satification not your users. XP is the most stable platform you have ever had and your 'support' is not welcomed any longer.
Tell me it isn't true! I've had so many problems with win8 i scrubbed it from three computers and isntalled XP. A very costly gambit to save my sanity!
I have been using windows XP for about 15 years and I love it please dont let it go I would continue to use it always
thanks Bev Nichols
I LIKE WINDOWS XP. ... THIS COMPUTER LIKES XP.
It sounds like you guys are forgetting that Windows XP is a 12 year old operating system, Microsoft had already extended the support lifecycle because of it's popularity. Also for those complaining about Windows 8, I'd recommend downgrading to Windows 7 as it's arguably the best OS released in recent history.
Purely and marketing decision to increase revenue....I feel sure cost is NOT the issue. Put marketing's feet to the fire....many of us can not and will not move to an inferior product.....I''m sure the competition won't follow your unlit path to questionable customer service and trust.....
I HAVE ALWAYS HAD GOOD SERVICE WITH MY XP; PERHAPS IMPROVING ON WHAT YOU HAVE SOLD TO YOUR LOYAL CUSTOMERS AND MAINTAINING OUR RELATIONSHIP IS A BETTER BUSINESS MODEL, CONSIDERING THE MANY POOR CHOICES AND QUALITY PROBLEMS THAT PERSIST WITHIN YOUR MICROSOFT SOFTWARE. SELLING TO US UPGRADES AND IMPROVEMENTS WOULD INCOURAGE A MORE COMFORTABLE RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR MANY DISSATISFIED CUSTOMER BASE.
I've always believed (first) that if it ain't broke, don't fix it, and second, even if the customer isn't always right, that failure to listen to his is even more wrong.
I understand that, in order to survive, a business must have income, but attempts to force products that consumers don't want down their throats is hardly a recipe for success: maybe not even for survival.
Isn't there another possible solution? How about continuing to support XP with a nominal (or reasonable) annual fee? Wouldn't that work for Microsoft and it's loyal XP users?