Support for Windows XP is ending soon

On April 8, 2014, support and updates for Windows XP will no longer be available. Find
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XP mode in Windows 7 is a free download. It does not require an activation key nor installation media.

You can run XP in Windows 8 as a virtual OS but it is not the same as Windows 7's XP mode and it relies on you having purchased a valid and installable XP licence, i.e. you must have a valid product activation key and the installation media.

Windows 8 advisor is here...

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-8/upgrade-to-windows-8

...expand the section Can my PC run Windows 8.1? and then click Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant

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You don't need Windows 7 ultimate, just professional. But if you don't need XP, then don't even bother. Seriously, you might like 7 or 8. For some reason people some to have a problem with Windows 8. Three of the only problems I have with Windows 8 is the lack of obviousness (but that's only a short term problem that can be gotten over), the new task manager and the built-in flash player. Otherwise, it's a very good system.

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Of course you would rather use Vista. It's Windows 7 twin. Windows 7 is over hyped. Windows XP is a work horse. It's been around this long for a reason.

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I can buy a new computer. But I'm happy using XP on my laptop I have now. And 7 has nothing to offer me. I rather use Linux then. Dual boot XP and Linux.

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Of course you would rather use Vista. It's Windows 7 twin. Windows 7 is over hyped. Windows XP is a work horse. It's been around this long for a reason.

It's been around this long because Microsoft couldn't get its Longhorn project (Vista) out the door fast enough. The result was XP being the dominant platform for way too long (6 years between major Windows releases) and during the personal computing boom. Nothing more, nothing less.

XP is 13 years old. It is proven to be less secure then modern versions of Windows. If you'd rather switch to Linux, fine. Just get people off of XP. There's enough botnets in the world.

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Windows Update KB2934207
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2934207

A notification about the end of Windows XP support

"This update enables the function that sends a notification to Windows XP users about the end of support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014."

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I personally would love to have a windows xp second edition. I love the windows xp user interface, everything about it. Also your Enterprise consumers use Windows XP and are holding on to it because their software is dependent on it. Home Users love it because it is simple to use and is still fun to use. I love it for all of these reasons, plus i love how resource friendly it is and how simple it is to use. I am an advanced windows user, and when windows 8 came out, it confused me a lot because the UI was different. If  you were to create an XP second edition, I'm sure your customers would buy up 200 million or more licenses in the first few months. I know i would buy them for all of my current computers. I have windows XP in a Virtual machine and i see why everyone loves it. So please create a windows XP second edition. If anyone agrees with me, then  post it in the discussion.
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I hate XP these days.

Microsoft doesn't remake past operating systems. The closest thing that you would be asking for is a new operating system where the only thing that's the same as Windows XP is how it looks.

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Part of me is a computer programmer, another part is project management and yet another part is Marketing and Finance. 

Its all about ROI (Return On Investment) and with about 30% of Microsoft's Windows base still using Windows XP that's a lot of potential sales. Can't give the product away but I'll bet a lot of people would pay good money just to have a Second Edition available for purchase. Needs to 100% compatible with existing XP versions but behind the display changed to better support todays hardware.

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i would pay good money, and in the discussion i posted, other people would also.
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