PC Matic Continues Support for XP

March 10, 2014 by in PC Matic Blog, Press

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Microsoft has announced that on April 8, 2014, the Redmond company, will cease to offer support for their incredibly successful operating system, Windows XP. Microsoft will stop offering security patches, and support for Microsoft Security Essentials for the 13 year old operating system. Despite the fact that XP still represents over 20% of all Windows users, Microsoft offers two solutions. 1) Upgrade to Windows 8 or 2) Purchase a new computer with Windows 8. Although Microsoft suggests that they no longer can afford to support these users, it appears that it is more of an effort to create incentive to sell their latest struggling operating system, Windows 8.

Under this back drop, we have decided to continue support for Windows XP for as long as there is demand. We believe that computers do not grow old if they are properly maintained. On top of that, our unique security including application white listing will continue to support all recent versions of Windows including XP. As Microsoft indicates there is a cost to include XP in all future releases of PC Matic, but that cost is quite small in relation to the 20% of customers that require it.

Just like a fine old car, we believe that there are millions of road ready XP computers out there that are not ready for the trash bin. As long as there is adequate memory and disk space, XP computers should be perfectly fine to navigate the web, do email and photos.

18 Responses to PC Matic Continues Support for XP

  1. fred milhorn says:

    I like XP and it makes me happy to see someone continueing support, Thanks, many Thanks for the support….Someing that Microsoft should have done.


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  3. walter rauhut says:

    Thank you for your response. As a 77 year old
    all the codes, tags, attributes might as well
    be in greek. Have no idea what they mean bu just a simple answer to my original question
    would be very adequate. Thank you!


  4. walter rauhut says:

    Re your alleged help for xp happy users, is this just a virus-type program, or more like what Microsoft used to do for xp users. I don’t know what they were doing but since it came from Microsoft we assumed they were doing everything necessary. Are you proposing to do what they did? I hate windows 8!!!!!!!! Please respond to my e-mail. Thank you!


  5. 8.1 is a free update from microsoft. There are not a more current version than 8.1. I would like to know how pcmatic can protect your computer with out access to the XP source code to provide service packs, hotfixes, etc. I honestly feel its a scam. They (pcmatic) may be able to protect against viruses. However i dont see how they can protect you from exploits like the most recent Internet explorer one.


  6. Frank says:

    Hey Rob,
    Thanx to MS and their greed, I hope you make a gazillion dollars with pcmatic. I only wish I could buy stock in your company!


  7. Jonna Williams says:

    Thanks for the XP information. I'll keep it for awhile, as long as I have PC Matic


  8. KettleFalls Kell says:

    4-15-14 Just read this headline…is this TRUE?? What The *** is going on??

    Microsoft Abandons Windows 8.1: Take Immediate Action Or Be Cut Off Like Windows XP

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2014/04/15/microsoft-abandons-windows-8-1-take-immediate-action-or-be-cut-off-like-windows-xp/?partner=yahootix


  9. I have XP, Microsoft had me update to Widows 8 now they say I need 8.1 version or buy a new computer. My neighbor just got a new computer and it has Windows 7 on it.. I don't understand all of this , I am almost 68, living on SS and I don't have a money tree in my backyard to go buy new computers.


  10. berna says:

    we have xp on two computers and are happy to know that pcmatic will aid us as needed.


  11. Noeline McLeod says:

    I have used XP since the beginning, and altho have Vista I still prefer XP, so knowing that PC Matic will continue to support XP is a great comfort – I am too old to change now!
    Noeline


  12. Jon Dalton Hiles says:

    I have a PC with Windows XP platform. I have Norton IS on my machine and ran PC Matic virus protection at one time which caused confusion. If I take the IS off and just ran the PC Matic virus protection on it, are you saying I will be ok?


  13. Jackie Sherwood says:

    Thank you. XP is really worth it.


  14. ginger says:

    Well, aren’t you just too clever, Chuck! They misspelled a word!

    If that is the only comment you can come up with… in appreciation of the fact that they are willing to continue to provide support for Windows XP for all of us… I think being grateful that they can do it and also that they always code so well is a better way to go.


  15. Chuck says:

    “As long as there is”, not “As long as their is”. Let’s hope they code better than they spell!


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