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Handy Hint of the Month - Windows XP Support

Sharon Janics 4/1/2014 10:46 AM

“April's Handy Hint of the Month”

Did you know....

On April 8, 2014 Microsoft will withdraw its free support for Windows XP. After that date, new security updates or technical support for the operating system will no longer be available. If you are receiving a pop up message similar to this:

 

Select "Don't show this message again" then press OK.

All Operating System upgrades from Windows XP to Windows 7 for Laurier owned computers will be handled through the Evergreen program, so there is nothing further for you to do.

To clarify, the Operating System (XP) is not expiring, only Microsoft's Free technical support for the Operating System is expiring. XP will continue to run just like normal. All existing Windows XP updates and fixes will still be available through the Windows website after April 8, 2014.

Thank you,

The Employee Service Desk

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