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Microsoft to End Support for Windows XP Soon

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On April 8, Microsoft will officially end its support for Windows XP. This means that no further updates or security patches will be developed and released for the 12-year-old operating system. Windows XP will become very vulnerable to security exploits and all XP users should highly consider upgrading to Windows 7 or 8. If for some reason a user must continue to use Windows XP (perhaps to run specialized software), they can take some steps to increase security on their computer. If you are supported by CASIT and are running Windows XP on your computer, please contact us so that we can get you upgraded to Windows 7 or find a suitable alternative. If you are a UO employee not supported by CASIT, contact your department’s IT desk for assistance.