Microsoft discontinue Windows XP support
May 30, 2013 - Software
Microsoft has announced that they will no longer support Windows XP at all from April 2014 – even the Service Pack 3 version.
Candy is still XP compatible, with certain exceptions, but obviously we will continue to write software for the Windows Vista, 7 and 8 operating systems. Candy also looks better on these later platforms. So if you are given the option to upgrade your XP system, go for Windows 7.
see the Microsoft announcement here http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/endofsupport.aspx