Microsoft is no longer providing support for Windows XP beginning April 8, 2014. This means that there will no longer be any updates for Windows XP including security updates. Without these updates computers running Windows XP will be vulnerable to attacks. It is also possible many 3rd party software vendors will no longer support their applications running on Windows XP. Technology Services will no longer support Windows XP computers beginning July 1, 2014.
Once Microsoft stops supporting Windows XP any computer still running XP will be vulnerable to attacks and intrusions, putting the computer, the user, and the entire University at risk. For this reason, Windows XP computers will not be supported without an exemption from the Division of Technology Services. Any computer found running Windows XP on the network after July 1, 2014 without an exemption will be blocked from the network and will no longer be supported by Technology Services.
Windows XP users will have three options regarding their computers – upgrade to Windows 7, upgrade to a new computer and Windows 7, or receive an exemption from Technology Services. Technology Services offers both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7. Please email email@example.com or call 715-425-3687 with any questions or to request assistance in determining the best option to meet your needs. Technology Services staff would like to be involved and assist if looking for alternative software or hardware solutions that will work with Windows 7 to ensure that the chosen solution can be adequately supported by Technology Services staff.