If you're still using Windows XP, you just won $100 from Microsoft.
The only catch is that you have to upgrade to a new Windows 8 computer.
Those who are eligible for the promotion can redeem the credit at Microsoft's online store or their retail shops -- and the fact that you still use the 13-year old Windows XP is subject to verification by Microsoft (MSFT, Fortune 500). The offer is good for PCs ranging in price from $599 and $2,299 and will run until June 15.
The promotion is part of Microsoft's plan to get the last remaining Windows XP users off the operating system before the April 8 end of life date. After April 8, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates to address viruses and exploits to the operating system. http://money.cnn.com/2014/03/24/technology/windows-xp-upgrade/index.html?hpt=hp_t2