Microsoft is trying another tactic to get Windows XP users to finally upgrade. They will be doubling the support cost for the operating system. Windows XP is 14 years old now and has been followed up by Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8, but many home and business users continue to rely on the software and have not upgraded.
Microsoft will be raising the per-PC price of custom support agreements for enterprise users to $400, which is double the previous fee. Even though official Microsoft support for the operating system ended April 8th 2014, 15.17% of the world’s PCs still use Windows XP.