With the retirement of support for Windows XP, a large number of users are left in the position to either upgrade their aging systems or exist in a security limbo, where they could be exploited quite badly at any moment.
Microsoft isn’t very subtle about it either, presenting this helpful “bubble” at stalwarts who persist in using the now retired OS in conjunction with MSE.
I have had anecdotal reports of users uninstalling MSE as a result, under the mistaken
belief that the antivirus is out of date.
To try and ease users into this new Post-XP world, I installed an alternative Operating System on aging hardware, to address the inherent vulnerabilities of Windows XP, and then proceed to try and emulate the old OS with a custom theme, custom icons, and background.