18 February 2014 1000 (UTC-5:00)
Product Advisory Number & Version:
PA1402 VER 03
08 April 2014
Microsoft Windows XP will no longer be supported
All client devices utilizing Windows XP must be replaced or updated to a supported version of Microsoft Windows
After 12 years, Microsoft will end support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. There will be no more security updates or technical support for the Windows XP operating system. It is very important that clients migrate to a modern operating system. Customers moving to a modern operating system will benefit from dramatically enhanced security, broad device choice for a mobile workforce, higher user productivity, and a lower total cost of ownership through improved management capabilities.
End of Support
After April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for Windows XP. Security updates patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware and help keep users and their data safer. PCs running Windows XP after April 8, 2014, should not be considered to be protected, and it is important that you migrate to a current supported operating system – such as Windows 8.1 – so you can receive regular security updates to protect your systems from malicious attacks.
If you are currently running Microsoft Windows XP on any of your computer systems, contact Georgia Technologies as soon as possible to make a plan of action for your organization. It is important for you to take action immediately. If you need additional information or need to find out how your business will be impacted by the End of Support of Windows XP, contact the Georgia Technologies Service Desk.
Potential Risks of Staying with Windows XP
Every day beyond April 8, 2014 your Microsoft Windows XP computers will become less secure. If your Windows XP computers are part of a network, then those computers will represent an increasing vulnerability to the entire network.
Lack of Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Support
Hardware Manufacturer Support
Your Questions Answered
How do I migrate off Windows XP?
Contact Georgia Technologies as soon as possible for a plan of action for your organization. As a Certified Microsoft Partner, we offer in-depth technical resources and expert guidance providing the best options to meet your business needs. Our deployment programs will ease the process of migrating from Windows XP.
How do I find out if my organization uses Windows XP?
As a subscriber of Managed Services, contact the Georgia Technologies Service Desk to request a free report of your business machines' operating systems. If you do not have a service agreement with Georgia Technologies, contact your IT administrator.
Can I still use my computer with Windows XP after April 1, 2014?
Computers running Windows XP will still work but they won't receive any Microsoft Updates or be able to leverage technical support. Accordingly, Georgia Technologies will no longer be able to provide support for Windows XP.
Where can I find more information about this Service Advisory?
Contact the Georgia Technologies Service Desk.
The official Microsoft End of Support notice may be found online at: