If you hit problems with a particular application, try running it in Compatibility Mode.
To do this, right-click its icon and choose Troubleshoot Compatibility – or search your computer for “Run programs made for previous versions of Windows”.
Anybody still using XP will be stuck with the OS as it stands on that final day, and you can expect any security vulnerabilities subsequently discovered to be ruthlessly targeted.
Carrying on without support and an increased security risk is an unappealing prospect, so if you don’t have a migration plan, it’s really time you put one together.
The final security fixes are part of Microsoft's Patch Tuesday update for 8 April 2014, the last time Windows XP will be included.
Potentially, this means that hackers could target the new flaw, letting them infect a Windows XP machine.
You'll still be able to install old security updates, but no new patches will be released This sounds bad, but before you get too worried about Microsoft no longer providing patches, it's important to understand the other threats to your computer.
Assuming everything is in order, you’ll then get the option to purchase and download Windows 8.
Be warned that when you upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 8, all settings and applications will be wiped.