Windows XP Sunset for Students and Guests

End of Support for Windows XP Operating System

What is happening?
Microsoft announced that it will stop providing updates for the Windows XP operating system on April 8, 2014.

How does Windows XP "End of Life" affect Pepperdine Students and Pepperdine Guests who bring their computers to a Pepperdine campus?

When Microsoft ends support for the Windows XP operating system on April 8, 2014, all computers that continue to run Windows XP will no longer receive software updates from Microsoft. This means those computers immediately become security risks, prone to software viruses and other infections that will put your personal information and the Pepperdine computer network and information stored on it at risk.

Pepperdine University network use policy requires you to keep your computer and software up to date. Because that will no longer be possible while running Windows XP, Pepperdine students and guests with computers using Windows XP should expect the following when they bring their computers to a Pepperdine campus:

  • Starting May 15, 2014, you may:
    • experience network limitations using Windows XP
    • receive communications of increasing urgency to upgrade your computer from Windows XP
  • On August 15, 2014, Windows XP will no longer work on the Pepperdine University network for students and guests.
  • Pepperdine reserves the right to limit or block access on April 8, 2014, though we hope that will be unnecessary.

See your local computer repair dealer to determine if your computer has enough resources for you to purchase an operating system upgrade or if you will need to replace your computer.


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