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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Windows XP Sunset Town Hall

Windows XP will no longer be supported by Microsoft after 4/8/14. Consequently, all university-owned computers running Windows XP need to be upgraded to Windows 7 or else retired from duty as they will not be allowed on Pepperdine’s network after 4/8/14. 

Thanks to all our Pepperdine colleagues who attended Windows XP sunset town hall sessions on 11/11/13.  Thirty people participated in these town halls and learned that 367 computers at Pepperdine are running XP.  Of those, 238 need to be upgraded to Windows 7 while 129 computers need to be retired as they do not have the resources required to be upgraded.  Town hall attendees learned that e-mails will be sent on 11/12/13 to the owners of these computers (if they are able to be determined) informing them of the Windows XP sunset program.  If no definitive owner can be determined for a given computer, then technology support personnel will visit the computer and work with attendant staff in sunsetting XP.

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