Windows XP Retirement Countdown: 10 Myth-Busting Facts


Critical Industries Slow To Migrate, Firm Says

Health care, finance and public-sector firms in the U.S. and Canada, which often have custom applications and critical systems, move slowly in upgrading, according to Softchoice. The firm said that about 7 percent of the businesses that run Windows XP do so on more than 80 percent of their devices. Companies that depend on Windows XP for custom applications can purchase a premium support package that includes updates, but experts said it is an expensive option, running as high as $100,000.