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Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 End of Life Support

On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for both Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003. After this date Microsoft will no longer publish security updates for either of these packages. As a result, SCS Computing Facilities will also end support services for computers running Windows XP and will no longer provide support for Office 2003 beginning on April 9, 2014.

We recommend anyone using Windows XP or Office 2003 consider upgrading to Windows 7 and Office 2010 as soon as possible in order to minimize disruption of services.

The following links will help you to determine if you need to upgrade.

For instructions on how to determine if you are running Windows XP:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/which-operating-system

To verify your computer will run Windows 7:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20

For instructions on how to determine which version of Office you are running:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/what-version-of-office-am-i-using-HA101873769.aspx

Please contact the SCS Help Desk at x8-4231 or send mail to help@cs.cmu.edu if you have any questions regarding these changes or if you would like to have your computer upgraded.

Thank you for your attention,

SCS Help Desk