Microsoft XP Security Alert

For anyone running Windows XP on their computer, please note that support for Windows XP will end on April 8, 2014.

After April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or patches for Windows XP and the U of S will also cease support for Windows XP.

If you are running Windows XP, please do one of the following to prevent your computer/private data from being compromised:

  • Remove the Windows XP computer from the network.
  • Request an exception for support of special case XP computers.
  • Upgrade the operating systems to Windows 7 or Windows 8 (Colleges and departments subscribing to Microsoft Campus Agreement are fully licensed for upgrades to Windows 7 or Windows 8).
  • Purchase a new computer with Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Failure to take action can result in a compromised computer which will be removed from the campus network without warning as Windows XP computers will pose a risk to the campus network and data.

If you would like more assistance, please contact your local IT Staff or contact the ICT Help Desk at (306) 966-4817.

For more information regarding the retirement of Windows XP, please visit Microsoft’s website.