Windows XP Support Ends: Arrange a Custom-Support Agreement with Microsoft
This isn’t an option for your personal PC, but if your company is still relying on outdated software or IT delays that prevented a Windows XP update to Windows 8.1, Microsoft is offering custom Windows XP support solutions.
However, it’s costly to stick with the old: Gartner is estimating the price at as high as $200 per PC, per year.
Considering the number of companies that have moved to cloud computing solutions in order to cut their IT costs, having to fork over that kind of money to keep ancient PCs running seems like a nonstarter.
However, the costs of leaving those Windows XP computers exposed could be disastrously high, so this is the option of last resort for companies that left their Windows XP update project too late.
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