No, and I wouldn't do it until you don't have any other choice.
The only time I update from one version to another is when I buy a new computer and the new version is already loaded on it. The only problems you may run into is not being able to receive any security or other updates and eventually the newer software may not work as well or at all on XP.
It depends upon the configuration of your computer and why you need to upgrade your operating system. Any why specifically windows 8?
Windows 7 is equally good. I would recommend upgrading your system to windows 8 only if you have a touch screen monitor so as to easily assess the applications in tile format. If your system is an old one with configuration like core 2 duo processors or even lower like celeron ones then I would suggest you stick with XP only else the newer operating system will make your old system work slow as they require very much processing space.
Tebo, I upgraded from XP to Windows 7. It was seamless and I'm glad I did it. From what I understand, Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP. I bought my upgrade on Amazon and have left a review, in addition to answering questions from others who were considering the upgrade as well. I don't hear good things about Windows 8, but I like 7.
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