Microsoft has launched more help for Windows XP migration, targeting the 446,296* PCs in Singapore still running Windows XP in addition to Windows XP users around the world.
The company is ending its support for the 12-year-old Windows XP operating system (OS) and 10-year-old Office 2003 on 8 April 2014, in less than 30 days. When support ends, Microsoft will no longer provide customer technical service assistance, nor security and software updates for both the OS and the software.
"This is about protecting your PC from security threats, especially if you are using the Internet. Windows XP wasn’t designed for today’s mobile, always-connected lives, or for protecting businesses and individuals from the millions of new online security threats that have emerged,” Quek added.
Windows XP migration tool: PCmover Express for Windows XP. Microsoft has partnered with Laplink to provide PCmover Express for Windows XP, which copies a user’s files and settings from a Windows XP PC to a new device running Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. PCmover Express will be available for download www.windowsxp.com; and
Windows OS automatic detection website: AmIrunningXP.com. This site is designed to automatically detect the Windows version being used. If Windows XP is detected, the site provides links to more information on Windows XP end of support and guidance on how to upgrade to a modern OS.
*Based on an estimation using data from StatCounter, a free public tracker, and IDC’s Worldwide PC Tracker
**ITU Statistics on Internet usage at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/