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Microsoft tries to tempt XP diehards with $100 discount on new PCs

Gregg Keizer | March 24, 2014

It's unlikely that many will view the $100 discount as "deep," as those who have claimed that they could not afford to drop Windows XP said they didn't have the money for much cheaper, non-touch laptops. In its latest promotion, Microsoft is pitching the premium PCs built by its partners.

According to Internet measurement company Net Applications, XP powers 29.5% of all the world's personal computers, and 32.2% of those running Windows. Using Net Applications' most recent data, Computerworld has projected that between 22% and 25% of all personal computers will still be running XP at the end of 2014.

Microsoft kicked off another dump-XP promotion, the latest offering $100 discount on the purchase of a new PC. Caveats apply.


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