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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 Brands

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

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

      Affected Systems (machine types, model types)

      • All

      System is configured with:

      • Microsoft Windows XP SP3
      • Microsoft Office 2003

      Operating Systems:

      • 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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      • Alias ID: SF14-D0028
      • Document ID: HT081465
      • Last Updated :11 Apr 2016
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