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Support for Microsoft Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 ends April 8, 2014



The support for Microsoft Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 will end on April 8, 2014.


Affected Configurations

The above symptom is associated with, but not limited to, the following systems:

  • IdeaCentre
  • IdeaPad
  • ThinkCentre
  • ThinkStation
  • ThinkVision
  • ThinkServer
  • ThinkPad

Affected systems:

  • All

System is configured with:

  • Microsoft Windows XP SP3
  • Microsoft Office 2003

Operating System:

  • Microsoft Windows XP


Support for Microsoft Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 will end on April 8, 2014.  After support ends, there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates for Windows XP or Office 2003.  Unsupported versions of Windows and Office will no longer receive software updates from Windows Update, leaving them vulnerable to harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software which can steal or damage personal data and information.  To ensure that customers will continue to receive important security updates for Windows, they should be advised to upgrade to a later version of Windows, such as Windows 8.1. 

The following online resources are available from Microsoft to assist existing Microsoft Windows XP customers:

Windows XP End of Support Website

Windows XP Product Support Lifecycle Page


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Microsoft, Windows, and the Windows logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Other company, product, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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Alias ID : SF14-D0028
Document ID : HT081465
Legacy Document ID : SF14-D0028
Last Updated :
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