Microsoft has started the Two-Year Retirement Countdown Clock for Windows XP and Office 2003.
On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will exit all support for Windows XP and the business productivity suite Office 2003.
Windows XP is Microsoft's longest-lived Operating System. Microsoft launched Windows XP in October 2001 and Office 2003 in October 2003.
In 2002, Microsoft introduced its Support Lifecycle policy based on customer feedback to have more transparency and predictability of support for Microsoft products. As per this policy, Microsoft Business and Developer products, including Windows and Office products, receive a minimum of 10 years of support (5 years Mainstream Support and 5 years Extended Support), at the supported service pack level.
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