R.I.P. Windows XP

Microsoft ended support for the Windows XP operating system on April 8, 2014.  Among other things, this means that Microsoft will no longer publish security updates for Windows XP, thereby making computers that still run XP more vulnerable to viruses and malware.

Recognizing this security threat, members of the OIT Desktop Support Services unit have been busily upgrading older college-owned computers that still run XP to Windows 7.  Almost 100 machines have been upgraded to date, with another 150 scheduled for an upgrade over the next three months.  Kudos to Linda Ward, Jean Miller, Karen Cozzens, Jeff Krissof, and Jon Arakelian for their efforts on this front.

If you use a College-owned computer that is still running Windows XP, and if you have not been contacted yet about an upgrade to Windows 7, please contact OIT immediately at 240-985-4357.

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