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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You guys are not fixing something that is broken. You are padding the bottom line by selling another
its not about widows xp or the customers its about the next billion dollars that billgates is going to make off of poor,old,disabeled, handicappeople veterains and ext people like us have no chance in the software world i like xp.
In anticipation of Microsoft's previously declared intention to abandon support of Windows XP, I bought a new notebook with Window 8. I've given this "new" platform my best efforts and attention for 2 months - appalling!
I'm happy I kept my desktop and laptop that both have Windows XP.
I've gone back to them and use them instead - whilst Windows 8 sits idle on the notebook.
And, Rosy V Pynadath (5 May 2013), and others, - I've also been having problems over the last few months with Windows XP that I've never had before.....
I, too, concur with many of Cathleen Mainds above. MS is forcing many seniors on limited means to commit to new costs and time investments that are difficult for the reasons she stated. I think MS showed the world that they were completely insensitive to their computer o/s users with the advent of Window 8 - a change so great that many people were having fits. I've heard that MS is now going to do some back peddling with Windows 8.1 (Blue), but their drastic changes in Windows 8 should have NEVER hit the production line. It really feels like the Peter Principle was at work when deciding upon Windows 8.
oh no!!! Windows 8 is terrible and windows 7 is not compatible with my other computers. PLEASE KEEP WINDOWS XP. Or else i'm switching to Apple
I'm not looking forward to moving my 2 computers away from XP. It's the best.
More reason to abandon Microsoft as an operating system. Something works and they eliminate it. I will not be buying anymore Microsoft products.
Technology has moved way ahead of XP especially in terms of security and hardware. I'd like to see XP stay around forever, however, many of the changes necessary to keep up to date with security threats reside deep inside the operating system code (kernel) which requires a complete rewriting of the O/S to keep up to date. Companies cannot afford to re-engineer older products just to keep die hard enthusiasts like me happy when it's much easier and cost effective to move on and develop new O/S.
Bottom line is the XP interface which we all love is still possible on more current operating systems. Microsoft just chooses to keep changing the user interface to attract younger consumers. It's all about marketing vs technology.
LOWER THE PRICES OF WINDOWS 7 EVEN WINDOWS 8
HOWEVER OWNS WINDOWS XP HAS THE RIGHT TO PAY 1/2 PRICE OF YOU NWE PRODUCTS,JUST LIKE YOUR DOING WITH MICROSOFT OFFICE.
I have a old dell 8400. I will keep running XP until it dies. Then I will scrape it.
Time to move on to Apple.
In my understanding an upgrade doesn't mean having to reinstall everything and then find some things just will not work
I love Windows XP! I feel XP users are being ignored too. Unfortunately, I may have to switch to a Mac.
Leave xp forever , please !
I am a volunteer for a vision-impaired charity. I am spending a lot of time untangling clients from Widows 8 when they had to buy new computers, the old ones were not immortal. The jump has been a leap too far. Is there a business opportunity here to provide the basic support for a tried and true operating system for individuals, small companies and non-profit organizations who do not require the latest new thing?