Study Shows Many Windows XP Users Are Not Upgrading Due To Budget Concerns

There are some things in technology that are common sense. One can appraise some situations easily without scientific studies, but surveys do help in bringing out the true numbers.

Take the Windows XP user base, as an example. Most experts have suggested that small business owners and educational institutes make up a big portion of users that are still running the old operating system, and now a new study shows that budget is the number one concern for these users.

Conducted by an IT firm that goes by the name of Spiceworks, this research shows that many users are still delaying their upgrades to newer, more secure platforms.

No less than 55 percent of the respondents mentioned that money was causing problems in their upgrade decisions, because not only are newer operating systems are fair bit expensive, in many cases they require upgraded and updated hardware.

Think of an old setup, a PC that is a few generations old — it could cause a bit of a problem finding compatible device drivers and new software for it. And that is without even talking about any additional accessories for it.

But the thing, ultimately, is that these users have to upgrade one day or another.

When it came to it, though, only 7 percent said that they were planning to move to Windows 8. The rest are perfectly fine moving to the familiar Windows 7 environment.

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