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Microsoft offers $100 to help entice users away from Windows XP

Microsoft bumps up offer to upgrade from Windows XP, now offering $100 incentive.

Published Mon, Mar 24 2014 2:11 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

To try and woo users to abandon Microsoft Windows XP, which reaches end of support in early April, Microsoft is giving consumers $100 to upgrade to a new PC or Surface tablet.

Microsoft offers $100 to help entice users away from Windows XP | TweakTown.com

The deal is good for Surface Pro 2 tablets, select notebooks, all-in-one desktops, and 2-in-1 products.

The upgrades must be made through the Microsoft Store, and includes 90 days of free support along with free data transfer. Microsoft is keeping the promotion going through June 15, and customers will be required to show an XP-based device in-store or place an order in the store using an XP device.

Microsoft and security experts have repeatedly warned users they face increased threat from malware and other security threats if they remain on XP. However, XP is still an extremely popular OS - despite its age - and Microsoft has found it difficult to entice users to upgrade.

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