On April 8, 2014, Microsoft Corporation will discontinue all support for the Windows XP operating system, including all security updates, hot fixes, and support services as detailed at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/endofsupport.aspx. If you use Windows XP on UNC’s network after April 8th, 2014, you are placing yourself and the University at risk.
The University’s Network Acceptable Use Policy specifies that all devices that connect to the University’s network must employ minimal security controls such as current antivirus software and system patches/security updates.
- If you’re unsure of what operating system you have, please visit http://whatsmyos.com/.
- If you’re running Windows XP and would like to see if your computer can run Windows 7, please visit http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/upgrade-advisor.
If you are currently using Windows XP on UNC’s network, you need to take action. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact your campus technical support staff or call (919) 962-HELP.