If you remember, earlier this year Jan 14th, an online petition drive called “Save Windows XP” was launched, and within weeks after that Jan. 14 launch, more than 100,000 customers worldwide have signed up or here. Microsoft considered those “non-official complaints”, and Steve Ballmer offers hope for Windows XP, saying that Microsoft would consider extending the life of Windows XP if enough people asked for it.
Word has been passed down to the Microsoft tech support team, they’ve begin logging calls that come in for the sole purpose of requesting an extension to the retail life of Windows XP. The calls will be logged and, if enough complaints are filed, Microsoft will consider giving XP some more time.
If you wish to file an official petition yourself, you can simply call the Windows XP Home Edition support numbers for your country and let the operator know that you wish to file an official complaint. Here’re few numbers:
- United States: (866) 234-6020
- United Kingdom: 0870 60 10 100
- Canada: (800) 936-8479
- India: (1800 102 1100) — Toll free number accessible from Airtel land line and mobile phones.
(1800 111 100) — Toll free number accessible from MTNL/BSNL land line.
If your country isn’t listed, you can visit the Microsoft Support Site, choose your country, choose Windows XP Home Edition as your product and then click to ‘Contacts’ on the left for the appropriate support number.