Windows XP end of life April 8

In November, we announced that the Microsoft Windows XP operating system was reaching the end of its vendor-supported life cycle. Microsoft will no longer provide software updates beginning Tuesday, April 8. After that date, computers running Windows XP will pose security risks.

To mitigate these risks, Fermilab, like many other organizations, will begin blocking computers running Windows XP from accessing the Web on its network starting April 8. Further network restrictions may also be imposed later.

Please arrange to have your computers upgraded as soon as possible. The Service Desk can provide answers to questions and can schedule upgrades for laboratory-owned computers.