22310750 story Microsoft Pulling the Plug On Windows XP In Three Years 315 Posted by Unknown Lamer on Tuesday July 12, 2011 @03:41PM from the kill-it-with-fire dept. An anonymous reader wrote in with an article from myce. Microsoft will be discontinuing all support for Windows XP in Spring 2014. Coinciding with the announcement, Microsoft released a 1,000-day countdown gadget to help XP users pass the time until their IT departments get into gear. Maybe.