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On Microsoft’s blog the company said “we will officially end support for these versions of Windows and Office. Today, we want to acknowledge the two-year countdown to the end of Windows XP and Office 2003 support, which was this past Sunday. If you still have some PCs running Windows XP and Office 2003 in your organization, now would be a good time to start migrating them to Windows 7 and Office 2010.”

Two years might seem far, but fact is running a business — that time can quickly approach when installing and upgrading OS and software will take a good amount of your IT departments time.

Stella Chernyak, Microsoft blogger, doesn’t recommend waiting until the next OS/SW upgrade, either: ”We don’t recommend waiting. Not only is it important for companies to complete deployment before support runs out, but they should also be aware that by upgrading to Windows 7 and Office 2010 today they can gain substantial results today while laying the foundation for future versions of these products.”

From a gamers perspective this will not cause problems as Windows Vista/7/8 are backward compatible with DirectX 9 games. Many gamers, however, love the performance of Windows XP — although are not able to take advantage of DirectX 10 and 11 games. Still, many refuse to leave their beloved XP OS but soon will be faced with upgrading.

via MS blog


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