WINDOWS XP END OF SUPPORT
Microsoft has announced the “end-of-life” for Windows XP operating system (April 8, 2014). Microsoft will no longer provide any security patches, updates or support for this operating system (OS). This will significantly increase the vulnerability of any device still running Windows XP.
What should I do?
You can determine which Windows operating system is installed on your computer by visiting http://whatsmyos.com/. If you are currently using Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or any verion of the Mac operating system, you do not need to take action. If you are currently using Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or any version of the Mac operating system, you do not need to take any action. If you are using Windows XP or an older version, we recommend that you take action. Options include:
- Purchase a newer computer that runs Windows 7 or newer. Refer to our documentation, Dell Computer Standards to Replace Windows XP Machines, for more information new computer requirements and specfications.
- Upgrade your OS to Windows 7 or newer.
What is the next step?
To get started purchasing a replacement computer, please visit the approved UAH vendor.
- To purchase a Windows computer, that is Dell. Visit their Premier ordering site at http://premier.dell.com/portal/standardconfig.aspx?c=us&l=en&cs=RC974395&~ck=mn&s=hied. Click the red button to "Sign in to Premier" and see the standard configurations and place your order. Enter email@example.com as the Email Address and UAHUSER1 as the Password if you do not have your own account.
- To purchase a Mac, visit the Apple Store for Education at http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/findyourschool.
For More Information
What does “end of support” mean for Windows XP users? (from Microsoft)
Winding down Windows XP (from New York Times)
Getting Started with Windows 7 (from Microsoft)
- Explore Windows 7 Features (from Microsoft)
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