Microsoft stopped support for Windows XP on April 8: Meaning, no more software or security updates for the nearly 13-year-old OS, despite it still holding onto just under 30% of the desktop OS market (according to NetMarketShare). Microsoft wants XP users to upgrade to a newer Windows OS, preferably Windows 8.1. Yet many people are determined to hold on - you’ll have to pry Windows XP from their PC’s cold, dead hard drive. Here are nine reasons why.
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The update – aimed at stopping the spread of WannaCry-like malware – must be manually downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog.
Google quietly announced Tuesday that Gmail will stop supporting older versions of its Chrome browser, in a move that will put another nail in the coffins of Windows XP and Windows Vista.
It took four months, but Windows 10 is now more widely-used than Windows XP by one metric.
Half of enterprises will have started Windows 10 deployments by January 2017.
“XP migration helped boost commercial PC spending earlier this year."