Windows XP standing the test of time despite no support from Microsoft

By: Vamien McKalin
2 minute read

Windows XP is a strange operating system, one that seems to have no intention of venturing to the operating systems graveyard. Despite the fact that Microsoft is no longer supporting this 15-year-old gray beard, it is still one of the most popular operating systems to-date.

We’ve long known Windows XP to be a special operating system, and that Windows Vista only solidified that claim. However, in our minds, Windows 7 has surpassed Windows XP I every way imaginable, so why are computer users still stuck in the past?

Since the launch of Windows 10, the Windows XP operating system has been sliding and reviving on a regular basis. A few months the operating system will slide a few percentage points, then after that, it would recover slightly.

When compared to March 2015, Windows XP has only lost 4.5% of its market share. As it stands right now, Windows 10 is ineffective when it comes down to moving computer users away from the popular operating system, and we expect this cat and mouse game to continue for many months to come.

How can Microsoft get users to upgrade to a newer version of Windows?

Tough question there because we view Windows 7 as Microsoft’s best work when it comes down to operating systems. If folks are still hell-bent on using Windows XP despite it being old and no longer being supported by the giant from Redmond, then there’s honestly not much we can say.

The best thing the company can do at this point, is hope all major software developers end support for Windows XP. Chances are, if folks can’t use their favorite software, then they will be forced to move away to a newer operating system.

It will then be up to Microsoft to convince them that Windows 10 is the perfect choice for a new operating system. However, due to how the company is acting right now with the forced upgrades and several privacy issues, Windows XP users might decide to go elsewhere.

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