In Pictures: 9 reasons users won’t ditch Windows X...
Moving to a new version of Windows from XP could kill an essential program that a business still uses and must have running flawlessly; or a casual user’s favorite application, which may have never been updated to work on later Windows versions.
The two solutions to address this problem have issues: Windows’ so-called “compatibility mode,” which is meant to try to coax old programs to work on newer versions of Windows, hardly ever seems to work. Microsoft provided a means to try to run old applications through a virtual machine on Windows 7, but doesn’t officially support this tool for Windows 8 and 8.1. There are ways to work around this, but it’s not exactly easy to set up.
In Pictures: 9 reasons users won’t ditch Windows XP