Windows OS Upgrade planned

Computing & Communications would like to notify the university community that Microsoft has announced that as of April 2014, they will no longer support the Windows XP operating system. This means that Microsoft will no longer send security updates and this will pose a security risk to both you and Memorial. Consequently, as of Dec. 31, 2013, Computing & Communications will no longer be able to provide assistance for Windows XP, other than to upgrade your computer.

To help prepare departments currently using computers with this older operating system, we will begin helping departments identify and transition from Windows XP in the coming months. Planning will include an identification of XP computers and options for upgrades where necessary. We expect the majority of machines simply need the operating system upgraded on existing hardware. We look forward to working with you so we can ensure we are in a secure and supported environment.

If you would like more information, please call the Service Desk at 709-864-4595 or email us at


Information Technology Services

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000