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Old 03-25-2014, 08:31 AM   #1
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Default Microsoft offers users $100 credit on a new PC to switch from XP
Microsoft really wants people to stop using Windows XP.

The company launched a new promotion that offers XP users $100 off the purchase of a new PC that costs more than $599 through the Microsoft Store from now until June 15. Buyers will also get 90 days of free support and free data transfer from their old XP-powered PC.

Microsoft is ending support for XP, which has been around for more than a decade, in April. That means any security flaws found by attackers after that point wonít be patched, leaving users who are still clinging to their old computers open to attack.

For people who prefer in-person service, they can also trade in their old XP machine at a Microsoft retail store, where an employee will help them transfer their data on-site.

The company previously offered a $50 Microsoft Store gift card to switchers, but it seems like that offer didnít quite do enough to spur sales. Now, users will be able to get a straight discount on their computer purchase. Thatís good news for consumers who are avoiding a switch from XP because theyíre worried about spending hundreds of dollars on a new PC.

Still, picking up a Windows 8 device could be a hard sell for people who have been using XP this whole time. Microsoft has changed the design of its operating system quite a bit since 2003, and using Windows 8 will take some getting used to.
Microsoft offers users $100 credit on a new PC to switch from XP - GeekWire
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:31 AM   #2
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I'm all for people getting off of Windows XP sooner than later. But increasing the rewards for switching the closer we get has an inadvertent effect of making it less likely people will switch sooner than later. It encourages people to wait to see if they're going to continue to sweeten the pot as we get closer and closer. It would've been better to make a last and final offer once and be done with it.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:32 AM   #3
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Still no mention of transferring programs. What good is my data, without the programs that read it?
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:32 AM   #4
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And what? Get a new PC with Windows 8.1? No thanks. $100 isn't enough to use such a poorly designed user interface. Time to switch to Ubuntu or Mac.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:33 AM   #5
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Still no mention of transferring programs. What good is my data, without the programs that read it?
Originally Posted by Fegasderty View Post
If you still have the original discs for your software (or keys if it's downloaded), and the software is compatible with newer versions of Windows, it should be easy enough to just reinstall them. The biggest issue you might have is the software simply not being compatible (or just no longer available), which is more an issue with the software developer than Microsoft.

I guess my question is, what would you propose Microsoft do to make the process easier in this respect?
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:39 AM   #6
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How about $100 to put toward Windows 7? lol. My mother's computer is more than capable of running Windows 7 and 8, she needs a working operating system, not a new computer. If Windows stops supporting XP, I'll just install Ubuntu on her machine. She doesn't need it for anything beyond browsing and email anyway.
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