NC State to end support for Windows XP

(Editor’s Note: This article was updated Monday, Nov. 18, 2013)

Effective April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide the following support for Windows XP:

  • security patches

  • additional new or enhanced device support

  • software functionality and compatibility upgrades

See What does it mean if my version of Windows is no longer supported.

As a result, NC State plans to remove these machines from the campus network on April 30, 2014.  There is an exception process under development for instrumentation or critical systems that must utilize Windows XP.

Departments should immediately begin identifying and upgrading their computers running Windows XP or any earlier versions of Windows. OIT will provide information to assist with the identification of these machines along with detailed information for the exception process by the end of January 2014.