The Windows XP craze is at full swing as we enter the final month. Mere weeks remain before Microsoft will end support of its second most popular operating system, as it tries to convince users to upgrade.

This time around, the company has launched a new campaign to try and sway users towards it modern operating platforms. This is essentially one of the last attempts that emphasizes the risks of staying with the aging platform, ahead of its official retirement.

The tagline here is “Honestly, It’s time for a change”, and this broad marketing drive includes honest thoughts from a range of Microsoft consumers across the globe — from teachers to doctors.

Microsoft has this to say on the deal:

“We know that the hardest part of letting go of your old PC is the fear of losing your stuff. We’ve worked with Laplink, a data migration service that will help you move your photos, videos, music, and files for free.”

At the same time the company is also offering customer support for users if they have any questions regarding the transition from Windows XP, and they are encouraged to call 1-877-696-7786 for any advice with deploying either Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.

With 28 days left on the clock, it’s now or never, people.

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  • Ray C

    Migrating data from XP to a new OS is not at all hard. I just did it recently multiple times, plus more than likely they’re replacing the old equipment not upgrading it. There was several options for transferring and backing up data. Also, I’d be willing to bet that the vast majority of the systems that have not been up are not even the ones with the important data. I’ve been in several places where they weren’t upgrade, and out of 50 systems, only 2 or 3 were actually running something or storing data that required XP or older applications. The people on XP and the people on 7 who were simply accessing the data were having the exact same experience

    • Fahad Ali

      I can imagine some people deciding to stick with older hardware (printers, scanners, digital cameras), and finding that no drivers are available for say, Windows 8.1.

      Otherwise, upgrading an operating system is as easy an undertaking as anything. One just has to check all bases before hitting install.

      • Sally Black

        Great point. I know countless older people who have printers, fax machines, scanners, and countless other devices that are only compatible with XP. I think their concern is the amount of money they need to spend on everything that goes along with their OS and not the OS itself.

      • Emily Williams

        Fahad, I also think the debacle that took place when Windows 7 came out has kept some people skeptical. I remember all the backlash when people couldn’t transfer files from XP to Windows 7 properly, and Microsoft is still dealing with it.

  • Wayne Scott

    I think Microsoft is going about this the right way. It’s hard because people love XP and hate change, but the truth is, it’s an outdated OS at this point in time. Smart move by, Microsoft.

    • Jake Phillips

      I posted something similar to this on the XP article that was just posted. I do not see this hurting Microsoft’s business long term. It could anger people initially, but I do not see it hurting the bottom line.

  • Jason Claven

    I disagree with a lot of these posts. I know that the change is inevitable, but I do think there’s a chance that this slogan turns off the XP customers. I say this because as it has been pointed out already, people do not like change, especially on something as important as their computer.