After 12 years, support of Windows XP is ending on 8 April 2014. Microsoft Office 2003 is also ends on the same date.
Most of the people aren't so much worried about Microsoft Office 2003 ending, most are worried about Windows XP ending. Microsoft says that there will be no security updates or technical support after the end date. Also they said that any PC running on Windows XP should not be considered protected. Microsoft Security Essentials also will not be available for Windows XP after the end date. But Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool will be provided through 14 July 2015. The Windows XP end of support notifications is sent to users of Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional who have elected to receive updates via Windows Update.
How to migrate off Windows XP.
( Source: www.microsoft.com )
Microsoft offers large organizations (500+ employees) in-depth technical resources, tools, and expert guidance to ease the deployment and management of Windows, Office and Internet Explorer products and technologies. To learn more about migration and deployment programs, please contact your Microsoft sales representative or Certified Microsoft Partner. Learn how to pilot and deploy a modern desktop yourself by visiting the Springboard Series for Windows 8.1.
Small to Medium Business:
There are many options for small and medium businesses considering moving to a modern PC with the latest productivity and collaboration tools. Small to mid-size organizations (<500 employees) should locate a Microsoft Certified Partner to understand the best options to meet their business needs. If your current PC meets the system requirements for Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you can buy Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8.1 Pro from a local retailer or Microsoft Certified Partner. If your PC does not meet system requirements, consider purchasing a new business PC with Windows 8.1 Pro.
Home PC Users:
To stay protected after support ends, you have some options. The first option is to upgrade your current PC. Very few older computers will be able to run Windows 8.1, which is the latest version of Windows. We recommend that you download and run the Windows Upgrade Assistant to check if your PC meets the system requirements for Windows 8.1 and then follow the steps in the tutorial to upgrade if your PC is able. For more detailed information, read the FAQ. You can also purchase a new PC. If your current PC can't run Windows 8.1, it might be time to consider shopping for a new one. Be sure to explore our great selection of new PCs. They're more powerful, light weight, and stylish than ever before—and with an average price that's considerably less expensive than the average PC was 10 years ago.
Windows XP Jumpstart Migration Service: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftservices/windows_xp_migration_jumpstart_service.aspx