Microsoft is ending support for the Windows XP operating system and Office 2003 product line on April 8, 2014. After this date, these products will no longer receive:
- Security patches which help protect PCs from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software
- Assisted technical support from Microsoft
- Software and content updates
Computer systems running unsupported software are exposed to an elevated risk to cybersecurity dangers, such as malicious attacks or electronic data loss.
Users may also encounter problems with software and hardware compatibility since new software applications and hardware devices may not be built for Windows XP or Office 2003.
Organizations that are governed by regulatory obligations may find they are no longer able to satisfy compliance requirements.
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