Microsoft has been trying to kill sales of Windows XP since Vista – and that was four years ago. Now as it reaches nearly its tenth year as an operating system, and trust me, that’s a pretty long time, Microsoft will finally see Windows XP see the death kernel as Dell has announced that it will stop the sales of Windows XP laptops on October 1.
However, it isn’t up for Dell to decide. These are from Microsoft’s own guidelines, which require all system vendors – that means Dell among others – to stop selling Windows XP after October 22. Dell, however, will continue selling Windows XP to qualified customers – meaning that you need to meet Microsoft’s standards.
Don’t worry, however. Windows 7 – the very, very new one – does have an XP mode, so you will be able to run those XP applications on the new operating system.