Notice of closing Windows XP · Internet Explorer 6 · Office 2003

"Next year, support on Windows XP, Microsoft Office 2003, Internet Explorer 6 will end on April 9, 2014 (Japan time)That's why Microsoft has released an exclusive website for closing.

Important notice for end of support to customers using Windows XP / Office 2003 | Microsoft

It is all users using Windows XP, Internet Explorer 6, and Office 2003 and has been supporting it for 10 years according to Microsoft's "Product Support Lifecycle Policy" It is decided to finish on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Japan time.

The question is what does 'support ended' mean? The point. Specifically, the biggest problem is that "security update program" will not be provided, that is, programs that fill vulnerabilities such as Windows Update will not be provided at all. In other words, it will be the worst state in terms of security, and it will not be anything I knew no matter how it infects the virus.

For example, this is a comparison between Windows XP and Windows 8.Windows 8 is January 10, 2023Extended support will be planned.

For Windows Vista, as long as you see the following page, extended supportApril 11, 2017Until.

For Windows 7, extended supportJanuary 14, 2020It is up to.

This is a comparison between Office 2003 and the latest Office. New Office released in 2013April 11, 2023It is supposed to be supported up to.

In addition, it is possible to check on how long support is effective for each other Microsoft products from the following page.

Support life cycle - product list

If you are using Windows XP, it is the easiest to switch to Windows 7 for the time being, so it's definitely ready to prepare for migration from now on preparation for the coming day one year later.

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