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What is happening?On April 8, 2014, support and updates for Windows XP will no longer be available.
Starting on Saturday, March 8, 2014, Microsoft will begin to issue notices to all XP users still receiving updates directly from Microsoft. These messages will indicate the end of product life and support services, and advise that users upgrade their operating system to a more recent version of Windows to protect their PC.
Who will be affected?All Windows XP users will be affected by the product end-of-life. However, only users receiving Windows XP updates directly from Microsoft will receive the official notification from Microsoft.
What is the impact?Windows XP will continue to function after support ends. However, computers with Windows XP will be more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Further, as more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows, there will be a greater number of applications and devices that do not work with Windows XP.
Information Services and Technology is aware of this upcoming notification from Microsoft and the scheduled Windows XP end-of-life, and advises all XP users to upgrade their operating system. If you have any concerns or questions about the end-of-life notifications from Microsoft or the process of upgrading from Windows XP, please contact your local IT support team for further information.
When will the message occur?Microsoft will begin issuing messages on Saturday, March 8, 2014.The official product end-of-life for Windows XP is April 8, 2014.