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Windows XP Embedded Supported for Two or More Years

  • By Kurt Mackie
  • 02/19/2014

Not all Windows XP operating systems will become security risks after April 8.

It turns out that most of the embedded versions of Windows XP will live on for a few more years, even as the Windows XP desktop OS loses «extended» product support in less than two months. The loss of extended support means that no more security patches will be issued by Microsoft for the OS, leaving PC systems potentially vulnerable to attack.

Of the Windows XP Embedded OSes, only the Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems product faces the same looming April 8 date. That’s because the Pro version is basically the same product as Windows XP for desktop computers, explained Dave Massy, a senior program manager on the Windows Embedded team, in a blog post this week.

Two Windows XP Embedded products will lose extended support in 2016, while two others face 2019 end-of-life dates, according to the post:

  • «Windows XP Embedded Service Pack 3 (SP3). This is the original toolkit and componentized version of Windows XP. It was originally released in 2002, and Extended Support will end on Jan. 12, 2016.»
  • «Windows Embedded for Point of Service SP3. This product is for use in Point of Sale devices. It’s built from Windows XP Embedded. It was originally released in 2005, and Extended Support will end on April 12, 2016.»
  • «Windows Embedded Standard 2009. This product is an updated release of the toolkit and componentized version of Windows XP. It was originally released in 2008; and Extended Support will end on Jan. 8, 2019.»
  • «Windows Embedded POSReady 2009. This product for point-of-sale devices reflects the updates available in Windows Embedded Standard 2009. It was originally released in 2009, and extended support will end on April 9, 2019.»

The «componentized» aspect of some embedded OSes indicates that independent software vendors have the option to reduce the footprint of the OS by excluding some of Windows XP’s functions that don’t fit the design criteria of a particular device. Reducing the footprint can aid security by enabling fewer avenues of attack. The embedded OSes also lack the Windows Update component, according to a Microsoft white paper (PDF), so the embedded OSes aren’t subject to change as much as their desktop cousins.

Windows Embedded OSes typically get used for special-purpose devices or kiosks, including point-of-sale devices or inventory devices. They might not represent a typical attack object, although both Neiman Marcus and Target recently had point-of-sale device malware breaches. Possibly, the Target stores used Windows XP Embedded or Windows Embedded for Point of Service OSes, according to a Krebs on Security post. Many ATM machines used by banks also may be using Windows Embedded OSes.

In the meantime, the April 8 loss of extended support for Windows XP desktop computers is expected to be a major potential security problem for organizations. Microsoft has warned that using it after that date could subject organizations to perpetual zero-day vulnerabilities.

Windows XP for desktops still is widely used. The OS had a 29 percent market share measured back in January, according to Net Applications’ data.

About the Author

Kurt Mackie is senior news producer for 1105 Media’s Converge360 group.

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Windows XP — End of Life | Information Technology Services

Article Purpose

This document will provide a thorough understanding of what «End of Life» support
for Windows XP is, and how to request an upgraded OS installation for your UAA devices.

Additional Information

What is end of support?

After 12 years, support for Windows XP will end on April 8, 2014. There will be no
more security updates or Microsoft provided technical support for the Windows XP operating
system. It is very important that customers and partners migrate to a modern operating
system such as Windows 7 or 8.1. Customers moving to a modern operating system will
benefit from dramatically enhanced security, broad device choice for a mobile workforce,
higher user productivity, and a lower total cost of ownership through improved management
capabilities. Support for Office 2003 also ends on April 8, 2014. Consider upgrading
to the latest version Office 2013, ask us how.

What does this mean?

It means you should take action. After April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide
security updates or Microsoft vender provided technical support for Windows XP. Security
updates patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware and help keep users
and their data safer. PCs running Windows XP after April 8, 2014, should not be considered
to be protected, and it is important that you migrate to a current supported operating
system – such as Windows 7 or 8.1 – so you can receive regular security updates to
protect their computer from malicious attacks.

Potential risks of staying with Windows XP

Running Windows XP SP3 in your environment after April 8, 2104 may expose you to potential
risks, such as: Security: Without critical Windows XP security updates, your PC may
become vulnerable to harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software which
can steal or damage your business data and information. Anti-virus software will also
not be able to fully protect you once Windows XP itself is unsupported. Compliance:
Businesses that are governed by regulatory obligations such as HIPAA may find that
they are no longer able to satisfy compliance requirements. More information on HHS’s
view on the security requirements for information systems that contain electronic
protected health information (e-PHI) can be found here (HHS HIPAA FAQ — Security Rule).
Lack of Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Support: Many software vendors will no longer
support their products running on Windows XP as they are unable to receive Windows
XP updates. For example, the new Microsoft Office takes advantage of the modern Windows
and will not run on Windows XP. Hardware Manufacturer support: Most PC hardware manufacturers
will stop supporting Windows XP on existing and new hardware. This will also mean
that drivers required to run Windows XP on new hardware may not be available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Windows XP still be activated after April 8, 2014?

Windows XP can still be installed and activated after end of support. Computers running
Windows XP will still work but they won’t receive any Microsoft Updates or be able
to leverage Microsoft vendor provided technical support. Activations will still be
required for retail installations of Windows XP after this date as well.

Can Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 still be used in Windows XP?

Windows XP Mode follows the same support lifecycle as Windows XP, extended support
will end April 8, 2014.

Will MED-V be supported after April 8, 2014?

Windows XP used with MED-V follows the same support cycle as Windows XP, support ends
April 8th, 2014.

Will Microsoft Security Essentials be supported after April 8, 2014?

Microsoft Security Essentials will not be available for download on Windows XP after
April 8, 2014. If you already have Microsoft Security Essentials installed, you will
continue to receive anti-malware signature updates through July 14, 2015. However,
please note that PCs running Windows XP after April 8, 2014 should not be considered

Will Microsoft’s Malicious Software Removal Tool be supported after April 8, 2014?

Microsoft’s Malicious Software Removal Tool is aligned with the company’s anti-malware
engines and signatures, and as such the removal tool will continue to be provided
for Windows XP through July 14, 2015. However, any PC running Windows XP after April
8, 2014 should not be considered protected as there will be no security updates for
the Windows XP operating system.

Will System Center, Windows Intune, and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit still support
Windows XP?

While customers may continue to use System Center, Windows Intune, and the Microsoft
Deployment Toolkit to manage and deploy Windows XP past April 8, 2014, those products
will no longer support Windows XP, and any technical issues which may arise will not
be addressed.

What about Windows XP Embedded?

See the Windows Embedded product lifecycle page and Microsoft Support for more information
on Windows XP Embedded lifecycles.

Will existing updates still be available via Windows Update after April 8, 2014?

Yes, all existing Windows XP updates and fixes will still be available via Windows
Update and WSUS.

Will Internet Explorer 8 still be supported on Windows XP?

As a component of Windows, Internet Explorer follows the support lifecycle of the
Windows operating system on which it is installed on. More information is available
at Microsoft Support.

Which machines will receive the Windows XP End of Support notification?

The notification will be sent to users of Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional
who have elected to receive updates via Windows Update. Users in organizations using
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), System Center Configuration Manager, or Windows
Intune will not receive the Windows XP end of support notification.

How can IT Services help?

Contact the IT Services Service Center and request a desktop work order to assist
you with you migration needs. Our trained staff will evaluate your current computing
environment and determine the best strategy for you and or your department. If some
computers have been purchased recently there may be a good chance that you already
have a more current operating system on it, i.e. Window 7, 8 or even 8.1. If so you
are in good shape. If you have an XP computer there may be a reason for it, proprietary
software or hardware. We will assist your department in purchasing more current version
(if possible). Don’t be caught by the end of life for XP.


These are the main sources of information for this article: Microsoft support for
Windows XP ends 2014 Microsoft 2014 Microsoft 2014 Microsoft 2014 U.S. Department
of Health & Human Services< http://www.>2014
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    Launched Products Public availability date Deprecated standard support Extended support discontinued Upgrade pack discontinued Notes
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    Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 27/10/2003 04.14.2009 08.04.2014 10.10.2006
    Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 12/30/2004 04.14.2009 08.04.2014
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    Windows XP Professional x64 Edition 24.04.2005 04.14.2009 08.04.2014 04.14.2009
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    Windows XP Service Pack 2 September 17, 2004 Not applicable Endname 13. 07.2010
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    b. Software may include or incorporate software provided by Microsoft Corporation («Microsoft Software»). In addition to all other terms and conditions of this Agreement, the following applies to Your installation and use of Microsoft Software. You may not: (i) sell, lease, loan, sublicense, or use the Microsoft Software for commercial software hosting services; (ii) publish any benchmark results for the Microsoft Software; (iii) work around any technical limitations in the Microsoft Software; or (iv) separate components of the Microsoft Software and install them on different pieces of equipment.
    2. THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE. The Software may include code developed by one or more third parties («Third Party Software»). Some Third Party Software may be subject to other terms and conditions that may be found in an open source software disclosure package provided with the Software or available for download with the product documentation. Notwithstanding the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Third Party Software is licensed to you subject to the terms and conditions of the software license agreement identified in the open source software disclosure. If the third party terms and conditions include licenses that provide for the availability of source code (such as the GNU General Public License), the open source software disclosure or the media on which the Software may be delivered will contain the source code or provide instructions where a copy of such source code can be obtained.
    b. Software may contain, or be modified to contain, computer code capable of automatically disabling proper operation or functioning of Software and/or the system upon which it is installed. Such disabling code may be activated (a) if Xerox is denied access to the Software and/or the system as provided herein, (b) you otherwise breach any term of this Agreement, or (c) such license is terminated or expires.
    4. INDEMNIFICATION. Xerox will pay any settlement agreed to by Xerox or any final judgment for, any claim that Software infringes a third party’s valid United States patent or copyright, provided that you promptly notify Xerox in writing of any alleged infringement, allow Xerox to direct the defense, and fully cooperate with Xerox. Xerox is not responsible for any non-Xerox litigation expenses or settlements unless Xerox agrees to them in writing. To avoid infringement, even if not alleged, Xerox may, at its option, and at no charge to you, either obtain a license, provide a replacement for the Software or remove or request that you remove the Software. Xerox’s obligations under this section are further conditioned on you immediately removing and ceasing use of the Software in the event that Xerox requests that you remove the Software and/or provides a replacement. Xerox will not be liable for any infringement-related liability outside the scope of this section, including, without limitation, infringement based upon the Software being modified to your specifications or due to the Software being used in combination with equipment, software or supplies not provided by Xerox.
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    Lifecycle FAQ — Windows




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    Go here to find your product lifecycle.

    What is the lifecycle policy for Windows?

    Windows products are subject to both modern and fixed lifecycle policies. Search the lifecycle for a specific Windows product and associated lifecycle policy with an end of support date.

    What is the difference between a Windows Quality Update and a Windows Feature Update?

    The Windows Quality Update is an incremental update to Windows products that includes bug fixes, new features, and security fixes.

    Feature Update Windows is an update that contains new features. The feature update also includes all previous quality updates, if applicable.

    Click here for more information about these terms.

    What are the requirements for servicing and updating Windows?

    To receive monthly hotfixes, customers must be running a supported version of Windows. Go here for support dates.

    Windows fixes are cumulative, which means that each subsequent update applies the previous fixes.

    If I purchased Windows when I bought a new device, who provides support?

    If you have a valid Windows license, you are eligible for support from Microsoft under the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy and under the support terms in effect at the time of purchase. If you obtained the Windows desktop operating system through a Microsoft Volume Licensing program or from an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Microsoft provides you with access to a wide range of online self-help support resources, as well as paid support options. If you purchased your Windows desktop operating system from an OEM, you can also contact them for more information about support options for Windows desktop operating systems from that OEM.

    Can I use previous versions of Windows on a device with a newer version?

    To use previous versions of Windows on devices currently running a newer version, customers can obtain a downgrade right license. These downgrade rights depend on whether the software was purchased through Volume Licensing, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), or Full Package Product (FPP). To learn more about these rights, see the Downgrade Rights Licensing Summary. Previous versions of Windows have limited support when running on newer processors and chipsets from manufacturers such as Intel, AMD, NVidia, and Qualcomm. For more information, see the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy. A device may not work with previous versions of Windows if the device hardware is incompatible, does not have current drivers, or is not covered by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) support period.

    Does this mean that when a Windows operating system (OS) reaches its end of life or is no longer supported, new programs won’t run on that OS?

    When Microsoft’s operating system (OS) support ends, customers will no longer receive security updates. The OS may still work with programs and hardware after the operating system is no longer sold or supported. However, it is more likely that new software and hardware will not work on an older OS. This is often due to new hardware and software vendors designing their products for the enhanced features and functionality of new operating systems. These vendors may consider it appropriate to discontinue support for these products on earlier operating system versions.

    What is the maintenance schedule for the version (feature updates) of Windows 11?

    New versions of Windows 11 will be released once a year and receive monthly hotfixes that include security updates and regular updates. Customers should always install the latest version before the current version is no longer supported so that support from Microsoft is not interrupted.

    Issue Service periods (one issue per year)
    Windows 11 Enterprise
    Windows 11 Education
    Windows 11 IoT Enterprise
    Within 36 months from the date of issue of
    Windows 11 Professional
    Windows 11 Pro Education
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Windows 11 Home 1
    Within 24 months from the date of issue of

    1 The Home edition does not support deferring feature updates and will, under normal circumstances, receive a new version of Windows 11 before the specified End of Service date.

    What are the minimum system requirements for Windows 11?

    There are minimum system requirements for installing Windows 11. Devices that do not meet these requirements may not be able to install Windows 11. Go here to view the requirements for Windows 11. Please note that devices must be running Windows 10, version 2004 or later to update through Windows Update.

    What is the Windows 10 version maintenance (feature updates) timeline?

    New versions of Windows 10 (also known as feature updates) were released twice a year for Windows 10 through the Semi-Annual Channel. Starting with Windows 10 version 21h3 (Windows 10 November 2021 Update), feature updates will be released annually in the second half of the year through the General Channel. See here for more information.

    Customers should always install the latest version before the current version is no longer supported so that support from Microsoft is not interrupted.

    As of September 6, 2018, we have developed a maintenance timeline for customers who need more time to test and deploy Windows 10 feature updates. Supported versions will be maintained through monthly hotfixes.

    Issue The issue took place in the first half of the year (h2) The issue took place in the second half of the year (h3) 3
    Windows 10 Enterprise
    Windows 10 Education
    Windows 10 IoT Enterprise
    Within 18 months from the date of issue of Within 30 months from the date of issue of
    Windows 10 Pro
    Windows 10 Pro Education
    Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
    Windows 10 Home 2
    Within 18 months from the date of issue of Within 18 months from the date of issue of

    2 The Home edition does not support deferring feature updates and will, under normal circumstances, receive a new version of Windows 10 before the specified End of Service date.

    3 Windows will move to an annual release cadence starting with Windows 10 version 21h3 (Windows 10 November 2021 Update).

    What are the ways to install Windows 10 updates?

    It is highly recommended that customers install the latest feature update to ensure they have the latest security updates and continue to receive future feature updates with less impact on IT processes and infrastructure.

    To reduce network bandwidth usage, Microsoft has developed two different types of updates: full and online 3 .

    If desired, customers can defer the semi-annual feature update through Settings > Windows Update > advanced settings or through the organization’s device management policy.

    On devices that do not delay installation of feature updates, a subsequent version of Windows 10 Semi-Annual Channel may be offered and installed automatically before the End of Support date. Deferral of updates is not available in all versions of Windows 10 4 . Information about release channels can be found under Windows as a Service (WaaS), and for more information about the update, visit the Windows 10 Release Information page.

    Not all features in a feature update will be available on all devices. A device may not be able to receive updates if its hardware is incompatible, it does not have the latest drivers, it does not have enough free space, or its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) support has expired. For more compatibility information, see Windows 10 System Requirements and Windows Processor Requirements.

    Availability of updates may vary by country, region, network connection, mobile operator (such as devices with cellular capability), and hardware capabilities (such as available disk space).

    3 As of April 9, 2019 delta updates are no longer available. See here for more information.

    2 Windows 10 Home does not support deferring feature updates and will, under normal circumstances, receive a new version of Windows 10 before the end of service date shown.

    What happened to the end of mainstream support date for Windows 10 editions listed on the product lifecycle search page?

    In Windows as a Service (WaaS), the concept of Mainstream Support does not apply to Semi-Annual Channels, as each Semi-Annual Channel will be maintained (receive monthly fixes) for a limited time. Customers must upgrade to a supported version (feature update) to continue receiving monthly fixes for security and other issues.

    What are the maintenance and upgrade requirements for Windows 10 Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC)?

    The Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) is used only for specialized devices, such as devices that control medical equipment or ATMs.

    Customers must be running a supported version of Windows 10 to receive monthly fixes. Go here for support dates.

    See Overview of Windows as a Service (WaaS) for more information about update channels and the Windows 10 update information page for more information about the update.

    What are the maintenance and upgrade requirements for Windows Server?

    Customers must be running a supported version of Windows Server to receive monthly hotfixes. Go here for support dates.

    Updates are cumulative, that is, each subsequent update is applied taking into account previous updates.

    What is the lifecycle policy for Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)?

    Windows Server Update Services was a separate product, but since the release of Windows Server 2012, it has become a component of the Windows Server operating system. A feature is a set of files or features included in a Microsoft product. It may be bundled with the product, included in a service pack or other updates, or made available for download on the Internet. WSUS is subject to the lifecycle policy of the product in which it is installed, which is Windows Server (the parent product).

    What is the lifecycle policy for Windows 8.1?

    Mainstream support for Windows 8.1 ended on January 9, 2018, and Extended Support will end on January 10, 2023. After the release of Windows 8.1 to General Availability, Windows 8 customers had until January 12, 2016 to upgrade to Windows 8.1 and continue to receive support.

    Why did Windows 8 users have to upgrade to Windows 8.1 within two years of the start of the general availability period?

    Previously, Microsoft took a similar approach to service pack-related support. When a Windows Service Pack is released, Microsoft provides customers with 24 months of support for the previous Service Pack or initial release. Unlike service packs, which are typically a collection of fixes, Windows 8.1 has new features and enhancements. This version is designed to allow customers to install this update in the same way as service packs. Therefore, we are applying the existing service pack policy to Windows 8.1.

    Windows 8.1 does not change any of the hardware requirements that Windows 8 did, and existing Microsoft Store apps will work on Windows 8.1. Software Assurance business customers received Windows 8.1 as a free upgrade.

    How does the end of support for Windows XP affect Windows Embedded products?

    Windows Embedded products have their own and separate support lifecycles based on the release date and the start of the product’s general availability period. It is important for companies to understand the terms of support for these products to ensure systems are up to date and secure. The following are Windows Embedded products based on Windows XP.

    • Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems. This product is identical to Windows XP and extended support ended on April 8, 2014.

    • Windows XP Embedded SP3 . This is the original toolkit and the componentized version of Windows XP. Initially released in 2002, extended support ended on January 12, 2016.

    • Windows Embedded for POS SP3 . This product is intended for use at POS terminals. It is based on Windows XP Embedded. It was originally released in 2005 and extended support ended on April 12, 2016.

    • Windows Embedded Standard 2009 . This is an updated release of the toolkit and component version of Windows XP. Initial release in 2008 and extended support ended on January 8, 2019.

    • Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 . This POS product contains updates available in Windows Embedded Standard 2009. Initially released in 2009, extended support ended on April 9, 2019.

    Why is support for Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems ending with support for Windows XP?

    Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems is a specially licensed version of Windows XP Professional for Industrial devices that provides all the features and functionality of Windows XP. Given this pattern, both operating systems follow the same release schedule and share the same timeline.

    Why will Windows XP Embedded be supported for two years longer than Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems?

    Windows XP Embedded is a modular version of Windows XP with additional features to support industrial devices. It was released separately from Windows XP and has its own support lifecycle to address the unique needs of industrial devices. Support for Windows XP Embedded devices ended in 2016.

    What is the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy for Windows Embedded 8.

    1 products?

    The same lifecycle policy applies to Windows Embedded 8.1 as to Windows Embedded 8: support ends July 11, 2023. Customers have 24 months to upgrade to Windows Embedded 8.1 and continue to receive support. This applies to Windows Embedded 8 Industry Enterprise and Industry Pro editions.

    What is the difference between the extended support phase for Windows Embedded products and regular Windows products?

    The type of support provided during the Extended Support phase is the same for all products. Critical security updates are available for products prior to the published Extended Support end date. This way companies will ensure that their attack protection system is up to date. Like Windows products, Embedded products also receive updates through Microsoft Update. Windows Embedded products do not receive any regular updates through the DPC (Device Partner Center), Windows Embedded Developer Update (WEDU), and Microsoft OEM Online (MOO) release channels.

    What is the chip support policy in Windows?

    Windows products are supported for security, reliability, and compatibility with the latest chipsets at the time of release. This includes previous generations of chips that are still supported by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).

    What is the Windows Lifecycle Policy for 6th generation Intel processors (called Skylake) released in late 2015?

    Windows 7 and 8.1 devices
    Supported devices with Skylake processors will continue to receive applicable Windows security updates until the end of support. These systems must be upgraded to Windows 10 to continue receiving support beyond this period. Here you can find the end of support dates for your product.

    Skylake processor-based devices with Windows Embedded 7, 8, and 8.1 will be supported according to the lifecycle support policy for these products. During this support period, these systems must be upgraded to Windows 10 to continue receiving support beyond this period. No, there is no list of supported devices for Windows Embedded.

    Windows Server The Windows Server platform is supported on hardware certified or branded in the Windows Server Catalog. To date, you can browse this catalog to find hardware that meets or exceeds our minimum server hardware requirements that has been successfully certified for supported Windows Server products. The policy for Windows Server consists of five years of mainstream support followed by five years of extended support. This life cycle affects the possible certification period for new devices and systems. We allow new systems to be submitted for certification up to the point at which the OS transitions to Extended Support.

    Where can I find out more?

    You can identify the processor generation on the Intel webpage with processor numbers. You can check if your processor supports Windows 10 on the Intel Product Specifications page. For more information on the latest processor requirements for all Windows products, see here. To find the end of support date for your Windows product, search the product lifecycle site.

    What is the lifecycle policy for Windows RT?

    Microsoft will make software updates, including security updates, available for Windows RT. Look here for your specific product and related lifecycle policy.

    What is the lifecycle policy for Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT, the version of Office available on Windows RT?

    Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT is governed by the same lifecycle policy as Windows RT.

    How long will Microsoft support Windows RT device hardware?

    See hardware warranty for more information. See Hardware FAQ for more details.

    What is the lifecycle policy for Windows Mobile?

    For Windows Mobile Lifecycle Policy, see here.


    October 2020 changes
    UPDATED Windows 8.1 partition.

    Changes for June 2021.
    Added section Windows 11.

    Changes for October 2021.
    The Windows 11.

    Changes for November 200063 Updated Windows 10.

    When support for windows xp ended. End of support for Windows XP. Windows XP Individual Support

    Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP and Office 2003 completely. Customers who are still running Windows XP computers will be notified that support has ended for their system.

    The Windows XP operating system has been on the market for over 12 years. This is the first operating system that has lasted in its working condition for so long. If you think about it, the fact is amazing, because most of the events of that time are already perceived by us as ancient history, especially in such an industry as information technology.

    Naturally, the Internet community could not ignore this event, so I propose to look at what we were 13 years ago.