BUMC IT Windows XP Upgrade Initiative

in Changes, News
March 19th, 2014

BUMC IT is beginning a project to upgrade as many University-owned machines as possible from Windows XP to Windows 7, since support will end on Windows XP from Microsoft on April 8, 2014.  XP machines will still function, but they will no longer receive critical patches from Microsoft, including security updates, making these machines vulnerable.  We are beginning an initiative to reach out to members of the community who have Windows XP computers so we can evaluate them and begin the upgrade process.  If you have questions about this project, please feel free to call the Service Desk at 617-638-5914.

To find out if you are running Windows XP, visit the following link from Microsoft: http://amirunningxp.com/

If you are running Windows XP, we now have a form available for you to fill out that will help us prepare to consult you about your upgrade: Windows XP Upgrade Request