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Microsoft: Help your friends and family get off Windows XP

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    Microsoft: Help your friends and family get off Windows XP


    From the Microsoft Windows blog:
    Today marks 60 days until the end of support for Windows XP and we need your help spreading the word to ensure people are safe and secure on modern up-to-date PCs. As a reader of this blog, its unlikely you are running Windows XP on your PC. However, you may know someone who is and have even served as their tech support. To help, we have created a special page on Windows.com that explains what "end of support" means for people still on Windows XP and their options to stay protected after support ends on April 8th:
    The blog article is here:
    Help your friends and family get off Windows XP

    The page mentioned, basically a FAQ page, is here
    Support is ending for Windows XP - Microsoft Windows

    and there's even a Tutorial on how to upgrade a computer from Vista/XP to 8.1
    Upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows Vista or Windows XP - Microsoft Windows

    Curiously, although Microsoft have previously advised folks with Vista or XP to upgrade to 8.0 first (and the UK Microsoft Store still suggests that as the best way) this Tutorial goes straight to 8.1

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    LOL.
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    More like convice your enemies to upgrade to Windows 8....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    LOL.
    lmao

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    Someone needs to help Bill Gates first!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    Someone needs to help Bill Gates first!
    Did that really happen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    Someone needs to help Bill Gates first!
    Did that really happen?
    Nah, no way. IT department gives him a setup already made and tested. The story has to be fabricated. Bill doesn't play with installing OSes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    Someone needs to help Bill Gates first!
    Did that really happen?
    Nah, no way. IT department gives him a setup already made and tested. The story has to be fabricated. Bill doesn't play with installing OSes.
    I thought as much. Still, it made me think of the live on stage Windows 95 presentation where they got a BSOD, lol.
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    Hello, I am an XP user, but I can switch, if I have to, I guess.



    Anybody that watches the Red Green show will get that.
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    Wow Linux is really gaining popularity on the Microsoft Blog. LOL
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