Small to Medium Business
Lack of Independent Software (ISV) Support
Hardware Manufacturer Support
Windows XP can still be installed and activated after end of support. Computers running Windows XP will still work but they won’t receive any Microsoft Updates or be able to leverage technical support. Activations will still be required for retail installations of Windows XP after this date as well.
Windows XP Mode follows the same support lifecycle as Windows XP, extended support will end on 8 April 2014.
Windows XP used with MED-V follows the same support cycle as Windows XP, support ends on 8 April 2014.
Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool is aligned with the company's anti-malware engines and signatures, and as such the removal tool will continue to be provided for Windows XP until 14 July 2015. However, any PC running Windows XP after 8 April 2014 should not be considered protected as there will be no security updates for the Windows XP operating system.
While customers may continue to use System Centre, Microsoft Intune, and the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit to manage and deploy Windows XP beyond 8 April 2014, those products will no longer support Windows XP, and any technical issues which may arise will not be addressed.
As a component of Windows, Internet Explorer follows the support lifecycle of the Windows operating system on which it is installed on. More information is available at Microsoft Support.
The notification will be sent to users of Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional who have elected to receive updates via Windows Update. Users in organisations using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), System Centre Configuration Manager, or Microsoft Intune will not receive the Windows XP end of support notification.