It has been exactly 20 years since Windows XP saw the light of day

For those with a good memory, Windows XP was introduced on October 25, 2001, and has always been one of the best-operating systems, primarily because of its performance, stability, and ease of use.

3 million active users

After XP, Microsoft introduced Windows 7, 8, 10, and 11, which a small number of users still keep on their computers.

According to information from the StatCounter site, the percentage of users who used Windows XP in September 2021 is still 0.59%, which is almost 3 million users.

According to data from September, Windows 10 dominates with 79.8%, followed by Windows 7 with 14.8%, then Windows 8.1 with 3.4%, and Windows 8 with 1.16%.

Unbelievable, but about 1.3 million users still use Windows Vista for completely bizarre reasons, so please be silent for a minute on their behalf, wherever they are.

Armenia really likes Windows XP

One of the countries responsible for such a high percentage of Windows XP users is Armenia, with a market share of a staggering 53.5% followed by Windows 10 with 32.8%.

Seven and a half years without the support

Official support for Windows XP ended on April 14, 2014, while the ESU program lasted until 2019.

ESU stands for Extended Security Update, and is an option for customers who need to run certain legacy Microsoft products after support expires, and contains critical and/or important security updates after the extended product support end date.

Perforated like cheese

This essentially means that out of the mentioned 3 million users, most of them have not received a system update for more than seven years for all the vulnerabilities and threats that have been discovered in the meantime.

Hand on heart, Microsoft did release some important updates that were ported to older systems like EternalBlue and BlueKeep, which means that on these computers, Windows XP is not exactly an example of a secure system.