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Monday, 17 March 2014 12:39

Microsoft to offer $50 to give up XP addiction

Written by Nick Farrell



Before the baby crawls across the ceiling

Microsoft is pulling out all the stops to get people to get their machines off Windows XP.

Incentives include a $50 gift card, 90 days of free support, and free help with data transfer if you buy a brand new Windows machine from its online store. The listed machines include four desktops ranging from $700 to $1300, and four laptops priced between $280 and $700. A bunch of 2-in-1 PCs and tablets are also available The free “premium” support comes via phone, chat, and sales channels.

The computer giant has collaborated with data migration service Laplink to help you easily transfer all your files, settings, and user profiles from your old machine to your new one. It is all through the Microsoft store and since most people don’t buy a PC through that it is largely academic. There are still a lot of XP machines still out there – latest figures suggest that nearly 18 per cent of the world is still running the OS.

Nick Farrell

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