Hence, after you have verified the system requirements for installing Windows 10 on your PC, you might opt to purchase a Windows 10 Home license for 9.99 or the more advanced Windows 10 Pro version for 9.99 via Amazon.
”For an OS that’s three releases behind the times, this shouldn’t be big news, but XP has proved remarkably tenacious.Net Applications measured 31.2% of the world’s PCs still running XP in October 2013.Perhaps because of this continued popularity, a Greece-based developer called harkaz started the “Unofficial Service Pack 4” project back in September of 2013.Harkaz has already released a third beta of Win XP SP4 and they’re currently readying a Release Candidate just like Microsoft would have done.Microsoft recently rolled out its newest iteration of Windows the Windows 10, with a free upgrade option for users running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on their PCs.
However, those who are running Windows XP on their computers will have to take the longer route of upgrading their existing software to Windows 7 and then upgrade to Windows 10, without losing any data of course.
Anybody still using XP will be stuck with the OS as it stands on that final day, and you can expect any security vulnerabilities subsequently discovered to be ruthlessly targeted.
Carrying on without support and an increased security risk is an unappealing prospect, so if you don’t have a migration plan, it’s really time you put one together.
That’s a problem: when Microsoft stops supporting an OS, it doesn’t only withdraw its technical-support services – it also stops updating the software.
Among other things, this means no more monthly fixes to protect against new viruses and malware.
With due credit to folks at Bidness Etc, here is a complete step-by-step guide to upgrade Windows XP to Windows 10 without data loss.