Can Microsoft come up on top?
If so many important systems still running XP, (ATMs, healthcare, electric/gas utilities, etc) will be at risk after April, can Microsoft offer an almost free upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium, and show that they care what happens after the end of the support?
(As moonwatcher correctly pointed out, many XP machines can't run Windows 8)
Another point. "Silver told us many late-comers are removing admin rights, restricting permissions, and otherwise locking down any XP systems that can't be retired."
Shouldn't business, corporations, industries, etc have done that a long time ago, regardless of the end of the XP's support? No wonder why so many systems get hacked.