Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003 Support Ending Soon

13 January 2014

April 8th 2014

2 Months & 25 Days

Have you got a laptop or PC that has Windows XP or Microsoft Office 2003 package? WARNING.


Microsoft have announced that the support Windows XP and Microsoft Office is ending on 8th April 2014. This means there will no longer be support for the decade-old operating system or Office package – you will no longer receive any updates this includes security updates. 

Should I Upgrade My Software?

Microsoft states that; the security and privacy implications of this event could have significant impacts on your business, if you are running Windows XP or Microsoft Office 2003 you should plan to take action soon to guard against security risks, software issues, system failure and lack of technical support.

Security Risk

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.

Software Issues

Many software and hardware vendors will no longer support their products that are running on Windows XP as they are unable to get the Windows XP and Office 2003 updates. For example, the new Office leverages the modern Windows and will not run on Windows XP.

No One to Call

When problems arise, online and phone-based technical support will unfortunately no longer be available to assist you or your IT partner, leaving you on your own to deal with the problem.


The risks of system failure and business disruption could increase because of the end of support, lack of supported software, and the increasing age of hardware running Windows XP.

If you are currently using Windows XP or Microsoft Office 2003 – contact us on 028 3026 5600 for advice on upgrading your operating system. Microsoft Office 2013 for Business & Home and Home & Student can be purchased in store or online today!


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