Microsoft Calls It Day On Windows XP

Published: 12/03/2014 By Ashley Williams

On the 8th January we posted an article about Microsoft ending support for Windows XP. The article read:

Microsoft will be ending its support of its 'XP' Operating system after 11 years of service. Here is the statement from their website:

"Microsoft has provided support for Windows XP for the past 11 years. But now the time has come for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources toward supporting more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences.

As a result, after April 8, 2014, technical assistance for Windows XP will no longer be available, including automatic updates that help protect your PC. Microsoft will also stop providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP on this date.

If you continue to use Windows XP after support ends, your computer will still work but it might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Also, as more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows, you can expect to encounter greater numbers of apps and devices that do not work with Windows XP."

To read the full statement and for more information click here.

As well as discontinuing support for Microsoft Windows XP, as of April 8th 2014, Microsoft Office 2003 will cease to be supported by Microsoft. This is due to Microsoft's Support Lifecycle Policy. To read about their Support Lifecycle Policy click here.

To find out which operation system you use visit our contact us page or visit our tools page.

Webdadi will of course do all it can to provide continuity of service, however if there are operational problems, Microsoft will not fix them.  This means that although Webdadi will do all it can to resolve issues on this operating system, it must end its guarantee that its products can be supported on this operating system.


If you have any questions regarding your operating system, and how this can affect you please contact your internal IT administrator.