Windows XP: End of Life
- As of April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide support for Windows XP.
- Microsoft will not provide updates and fixes for security issues in Windows XP, but hackers will still continue to research and exploit any holes they can find, leaving your computer and all of its data vulnerable.
- This single compromised machine was running Windows XP, and did not have the security updates applied to it necessary to be connected to the Internet.
- As of February 14, 2014, BIT began removing all Internet access via network policies to all Windows XP machines.
- If you do find computers still running Windows XP, or are unsure if they are, DO NOT plug them into the network. Ask the BIT Help Desk for assistance.
- Computers running Windows XP need to be either updated to Windows 7 or replaced.
- If you, your family, or friends are still running Windows XP at home and access the Internet on that computer, you need to start looking at upgrading fast.