Students Staff

August 5, 2013

Windows XP to Windows 7 summer upgrades

Filed under: Computers, News — Tags: — Dan Jolly @ 9:56 am

This summer the Engineering team will upgrade approximately 500 machines across all campuses. Computers running Windows XP will be upgraded to Windows 7. This is due to Microsoft withdrawing their extended support for Windows XP in 2014.

As of 8 April 2014, when Microsoft withdraws their support for Windows XP, there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, or online technical content updates. Running Windows XP after their end of support date may expose the University to potential security risks. In addition, new applications may no longer be compatible with Windows XP.

Departmental administrators and office managers have already been contacted to schedule an upgrade.

Leave a Reply

The University of Essex will moderate comments and there will be a delay before any posts appear.