Support for Windows XP, Office 2003, and Internet Explorer 6 running on Windows XP ends on April 8, 2014.
After April 8, 2014, Microsoft will not provide any public support for Windows XP, Office 2003, and Internet Explorer 6 running on Windows XP. This includes security patches, non-security hotfixes, and incident/assisted support.
To continue receiving assisted support and security updates:
- Customers using Windows XP should upgrade to Windows 7.
- Customers using Office 2003 should upgrade to Office 2010.
- Customers using Internet Explorer 6 should upgrade to Internet Explorer 9.
By moving to these versions, customers will receive the latest security technology from Microsoft.
Self-Help Online Support for Windows XP, Office 2003, and Internet Explorer 6 will be available for a minimum of 12 months after their end of support date. Microsoft online Knowledge Base articles, FAQs, troubleshooting tools, and other resources, are provided to help customers resolve common issues.
For additional information related to why support is ending for Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003, what end of support means to customers, and how Microsoft will help customers see http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/endofsupport.aspx