This is a follow-up to my earlier article, Windows XP Support ends April 8: What Are Your Options? at http://goo.gl/8TGslS.
Microsoft is working hard to get their customers to upgrade from the 13-year-old Windows XP operating system to the current Windows 8.1. Windows XP users, who buy a new computer or tablet with Windows 8.1, will receive up to a $100 rebate. The offer is available only to Windows XP users in North America who purchase a new computer, not to anyone who upgrades an existing system. That isn't much of a restriction, as the majority of computers with Windows XP installed probably are not powerful enough to run Windows 8.1 anyway. System requirements for Windows 8.1 may be found at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/system-requirements.