Support Ending For Windows XP


First released for general sale in October 2001, Microsoft is ending support for its Windows XP operating system on April 8th, 2014.

At this point, you may be asking:

  • Why should you care?
  • What are the ramifications?
  • Are you vulnerable?

We encourage you to visit for answers to these important questions about Window XP including the effects of the deadline on antivirus software.

Support Information for Other Microsoft Products

Many say the 13+ year run of Windows XP may never be surpassed in terms of longevity. Windows 7 will be 10+ years old when it reaches end of support in April 2020. Windows 8? Sorry folks. Microsoft’s latest OS was first released in October 2012 and support ends in January 2023.

At its height of popularity, Windows XP captured over 80% of the desktop operating system market share in 4th quarter of 2007. Current estimates show that number is down below 30%.

While Windows XP is receiving the most attention regarding the end of its lifecycle, April 8th also marks the date that support ends for Microsoft Office 2003 and Microsoft Exchange 2003. Please refer to the following page for other upcoming important End of Support dates including Windows Server 2003 in 2015.

If you would like a PCS engineer to discuss how these changes might impact your organization and what your alternatives are, please feel free to contact us as always at 330-335-7271.