Microsoft is severing its ties to Windows XP SP2 and all versions of Windows 2000 next week. Customers utilizing those operating systems are being advised to upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows XP SP3 as soon as possible.
A PC Advisor poll found that roughly 37 percent of Windows users are still using XP. A little over 31 percent of respondents currently use XP SP3 and approximately 5 percent use an earlier version of XP.
Gartner has advised companies to migrate off Windows XP entirely by 2012, says V3.co.uk. Microsoft plans to support Windows XP SP3 until April 2014. Few customers are expected to choose Windows Vista over Windows 7 when it comes to moving away from Windows XP.