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Microsoft to end support for Windows XP and Office 2003

We encourage those affected to begin thinking about a transition plan for all Windows XP and Office 2003 systems. On April 8, 2014, Microsoft ends all support for Windows XP and Office 2003. This means that XP and Office 2003 customers will no longer receive security updates, non-security hotfixes, or be able to get support from Microsoft on these products.

This message is to raise awareness about the end of life for Windows XP and Office 2003. When Microsoft ends support for a product, they discontinue all updates including security fixes. Without those updates, computers become much more vulnerable to security exploits.

Microsoft recommends that all Windows XP systems be upgraded to Windows 7 or Windows 8. For more information about the end of support for Windows XP and Office 2003, see http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/endofsupport.aspx or http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/business/archive/2013/04/08/a-year-from-now-support-for-windows-xp-ends-now-what.aspx.

If you have any questions, please contact the Information Services Technology Service Desk (techdesk@uoregon.edu; 541-346-HELP).