Windows XP Is Sluggish At Best, Claims Microsoft

Well, tell that to the hordes and hordes of users still running the operating system! It is no secret that Microsoft wants to make Windows XP part of its glorious history, and soon.

Instead, the company wants everyone that is rocking the ancient OS to migrate to Windows 8.1.

But with usage figures still in the mid to high 20 percent worldwide, this much is fairly certain that such a shift is not happening anytime soon. However, the software titan has now provided the XP user base with another reason to move to the newest version of the operating system.

Dean Edwards, Windows Business Group Manager of Microsoft New Zealand believes that the sheer sluggishness in performance of Windows XP computers is a good enough reason to upgrade:

β€œThe reality is that Windows XP is 13 years old and four generations behind. As a result, the operating system suffers from real technical limitations compared to say, Windows 8. Performance is now sluggish at best, as is the start-up, and modern devices will find it difficult to use.”

Fact is that business users, some business users, will still be okay with the slowness β€” as long as it eases them with troubles of having to rewrite or renew their custom software applications, hardware devices, and whatnot.

But really, for most homes users the time to retire the fan-favorite Windows XP is here and now.

  • Wayne S

    Hasn’t it been “sluggish” for over 5 years? I know when I switched it was sluggish compared to the newer OS. I get what they’re doing, I just think they’re a little late to the party. And that’s not to take away anything from a great OS, but it is old.

  • Ray Hoth

    It is sad when people cling to the past as if its going to save them from the future. I am in the enterprise industry and people still cling to the past because they are too lazy to fix what they need to fix to bring about the future or they don’t want to spend the money or they are too lazy too learn. Busy is just an excuse… change is inevitable!