Updating to window xp
PCs running Windows XP after April 8, 2014, are not considered secure.Microsoft offers large organizations (500 employees) in-depth technical resources, tools, and expert guidance to ease the deployment and management of Windows 10, Microsoft 365, and other products and technologies.We recommend you have at least 20 GB of free disk space on your Windows XP drive.Make sure that your computer meets Windows 8’s minimum system requirements before upgrading to Windows 8.Activations will still be required for retail installations of Windows XP after this date as well.While customers may continue to use System Center, Microsoft Intune, and the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit to manage and deploy Windows XP past April 8, 2014, those products will no longer support Windows XP, and any technical issues which may arise will not be addressed.All installed programs and Windows settings will be deleted.
Please note that Windows XP users, unlike Windows 7 users, won’t be able to keep installed programs and Windows settings during the upgrade.
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You can install all available updates after installing Windows 8.
But Support refuses to answer any direct question, instead telling me some nebulous path exists and I must simply upgrade to the latest Service Packs and then run their vaunted Upgrade Assistant.
Finally, I also have the Win8 Consumer Preview software on a USB drive (which originally bridged the upgrade from XP to Win 8).