Starting on April 8, 2014, Microsoft will cease to support the Windows XP operating system. That means that they will no longer be creating security patches to remove software vulnerabilities, making the operating system a perfect victim for hackers. The same applies to the Office 2003 product suite.
For University computers:
Please support our ongoing initiative to upgrade or replace computers running Windows XP. If you have a University resource running Windows XP that is not managed by IT, please contact us to help you upgrade. Account Managers – please contact us at the numbers below to schedule the upgrades for your assigned devices.
To schedule your upgrade, please contact Jose Diaz at 665-3593 or email@example.com. If there is a reason why you are unable to upgrade your computer running Windows XP, please contact the OCISO at 665-7823 to request an exception.
For personally-owned computers:
If you have any computers at home running Windows XP, we recommend that you upgrade as soon as possible to a supported operating system like Windows 7 or 8.
If for any reason you are unable to upgrade your home computer, here are some considerations:
Sans OUCH! The End of Windows XP