Microsoft is ending support for the Windows XP operating system and Office 2003 product line on April 8, 2014

What does this mean?

  • Microsoft will no longer deliver XP security patches which help protect PCs from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software
  • Microsoft will not provide XP assisted technical support
  • Microsoft will cease software and content updates for XP

Systems Affected

  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3) Operating System
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Products

OIT Plan

  • All Brookdale PCs and laptops have been or will be upgraded to Windows 7 and Office 2010 or Office 2013
  • Over 1400 XP PCs and laptops replaced with Windows 7 machines since 2012
  • Over 1300 XP PCs and laptops upgraded to Windows 7 since 2012
  • All Faculty and Staff PCs and laptops will be replaced or upgraded by May 2014
  • Lab XP PCs will be replaced or upgraded after the Spring Semester to avoid class disruption
  • Technical precautions in place to protect the Brookdale network until all XP PCs and laptops are upgraded or replaced with Windows 7

What should I do?

  • If you have a Brookdale owned PC or laptop, OIT will be contacting you directly to schedule an upgrade or replacement. OIT will be working on a tight timeframe; please adhere to your scheduled appointment.
  • If you want to find out your scheduled date for a Windows 7 upgrade or replacement, please contact the Help Desk at extension 2829 or email at
  • For your home PC or laptop, click on the link below to access information about your options

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