Buh-bye: Windows XP and Office 2003 Support Ends on April 8th, 2014

windowsSome of you are going to have to grudgingly upgrade to a new operating system soon – as of April 8, Microsoft is closing the door on the Windows XP era, ending support for that operating system and for Office 2003.

Consider this Microsoft’s not-so-subtle way of telling slowpokes/XP loyalists to get with the program. After April 8, Microsoft will no longer offer any sort of tech support for XP. That might not be a huge deal for some, but no more security fixes or hotfixes will probably be a dealbreaker. And, for those who use XP for their businesses, Microsoft points out that most independent software vendors are probably going to stop ensuring XP support in their new products. In other words, Microsoft is telling you it’s time to let go.

Naturally, Microsoft will be there to help you through these troubled times. They’re offering support to help businesses make the switch to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, for the brave souls ready to leap into the future – er, present.


  1. It’s a shame, really.
    XP is a very convenient OS for certain users like me, I tried 7 & 8 but I didn’t like them one bit, besides they have compatibility issues regarding old software which will force me to dump half my software library if I was to switch to any of them…
    I don’t know why MS has a problem with supporting 3 OSs at once (XP, 7 & 8 that is), why can’t they be reasonable & stop forcing everyone to switch to their new & crappy software?

  2. This is just another way for a large corporation to make money. It was hard enough for some of us to afford a computer the first time around, then get another new computer when the system could no longer configure to all the new changes. Now another reason to sell more hardware and software for a boost to their stock but another large headache for a society already under economic stress. No budget for you Microsoft so this little guy is checking out and disconnecting. Don’t need the system that badly.