I guess I just really can't, at any level, understand the desire to hold on to something that is dead, really and truly dead, and on top of it obsolete, unstable (I remember XP well, and while it was ahead of 95 & 98, I can't imagine not moving to Windows 7 ages ago, but not now), and not safe to use for typical activities at this point in time.
I have clients at the retirement facility down the street who don't cling to stuff like Windows XP. I just don't get it!
Well, Bri, if you can be a little less condescending for a minute, I can give you one legitimate (IMHO) reason for staying with an OS past its expiration date. I have an old XP laptop and a new Win 10 laptop. I still use the XP machine because it has a couple of applications that I cannot move to Win 10. One of them is critical to my work. It contains client data for about 20 years (close to 3,000 clients). The version of that software that runs on Win 10 requires a dedicated server, which I am not prepared to get. So I continue to muddle along with XP until I can decide what I want to do with that application. Yes, I know, I can get a virtual cloud server, but that is another level of hassle. You may be a techie by trade, but for me, it's a tool. I do not want to spend half of my life keeping the damned thing working. If M$FT gave a damn about their customers, they would make upgrading less of a headache. They might also fix some of the thousands of bugs in Office, especially Word, that have been known for 20 years.