The end of Windows XP support date is now less than a month away, which means that after that date, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will no longer provide support as well as security updates for Windows XP. The company, in an attempt to convince its users to stop using Windows XP, it is offering a deal at Microsoft Store by providing three benefits: $50 gift card, 90 days of free support and free data transfer when buying a new PC. So let’s take a detailed look at all these three deals that Microsoft is offering when you purchase a new PC.
3 benefits of buying a new PC, and dumping Windows XP
The $50 digital gift card will be valid only towards any future purchase at the Microsoft Store (such as Office or PC accessories) in the US. You also get 90 days of free phone, chat and sales support, just in case you have any query or get stuck in the new PC. Lastly, the company will also be offering a free data migration service to help you transfer your personal photos, videos, music, and files to new PC for free, all thanks to Microsoft’s partnership with Laplink. However, this tool is available for free for anyone who still uses Windows XP, and can be downloaded from this page.
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It can be said that it’s only the $50 gift card that’s really useful, and other deals are not that attractive. It’s worth noting though, that that this gift card is only available if you shop for a new PC from Microsoft Store, and saving such an amount is not a bad deal at all.
Valid 3/6/2014 until 4/30/2014, or while supplies last. Not valid on prior orders or purchases; cannot be transferred or otherwise redeemed for cash. Not combinable with other offers. Price discount does not include taxes, shipping or other fees. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Microsoft reserves the right to modify or discontinue offers at any time. Limit 1 per PC sold.
Currently there are many computers to choose from Windows Store, including tablets, all-in-one, and convertibles. The price ranges from $229.00 to $1299.
The Redmond company is trying everything to convince its Windows XP users to upgrade to a new and faster PC. Now that the extended support for Windows XP is also going to end on April 8, 2014, the company has made it clear that it won’t be providing security updates and support for this age old OS.