Computers and information technology has spread all over the world. However, what makes computer run is most important issue. Besides hardware, operating systems are essential to get computers work for us. From the beginning Microsoft is giant name for its operating systems. It released many versions of its popular operating system Windows. It is used worldwide. Nowadays, Windows XP, Windows Vista and recently developed Windows 7 are the current operating systems used in the world. Microsoft provides complete help and support for all these operating systems.
Though Microsoft is providing Windows XP support for users, it is closing its support for Windows Vista and Windows XP for promoting latest Windows 7. However, popularity and wide usage of Windows XP enforced Microsoft to extend its Windows XP support to the users. Currently, it is providing Windows XP support for Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3).
There are numerous technical and business firms that offer Windows XP support to the users online. Online help and troubleshooting is facilitated through these support services. As per the recent report from web Metrics Company, Windows XP operating system is still on top. Though, Windows XP is completing its ten years nearby, it is dominant operating system over the world. According to report 52.4 percent people use Windows XP operating system for their computers.
This longevity of Windows XP is mainly the result of failure of operating system Windows Vista. However, regardless of survival reasons of Windows XP, report predicts that it will dominate well in 2012 till it is finally overtaken by Windows 7. For Windows XP users, this means Windows XP support for service pack 3 must be continued software and hardware upgrade requirements allow to switch.
In addition like many businesses, Windows XP support is necessary till new machines are rolled out in market with latest versions of Windows 7. Now Microsoft is going to release Windows 8 in coming days. Therefore, many business firms engaged in providing Windows XP support should continue their support for this widely used operating system.
Recently launched Apple’s iCloud is different from its MobileMe and iTunes. To use new iCloud with your PC, it requires Windows Vista or Windows 7. However, MobileMe and iTunes 10.3 both include Windows XP with service pack 2 in its support list. This is new strategy of Apple to avoid older operating systems. While releasing iTunes 10.3 Apple supported backward compatibility for ten year old XP system.
With the changing strategy of Microsoft, it is promoting latest operating systems like Windows 7. However, it is committed for Windows XP support for service pack 3. On it site, it helps to upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7 in stepwise procedure. If you have any problem with Windows XP, Microsoft.support.com guides you to troubleshoot the problem. It has categorized the kind of problems.
You can go for Windows security service center in case of virus treat. For setting and configurations, you can select appropriate link on the site to follow instructions for setting different configurations in Windows XP. With wide range of sources of Windows XP support, users need not worry about their queries.