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As of August 1st 2014, Windows XP has been permanently blocked from running on Dartmouth's network unless it is behind a special segment of the network set up specifically to limit access to these machines. This includes Macintosh computers that are running Windows XP in any virtual environment (via parallels, boot camp, VMWare, etc.).

Microsoft discontinued support for the Windows XP operating system on April 8, 2014. Since its release 13 years previously, Windows XP has been notoriously buggy from an information security standpoint; to the extent that Microsoft completely redesigned the subsequent versions of the Windows operating system to fundamentally improve the information security architecture.

With the formal end of support for Windows XP, Microsoft will no longer address XP security exposures. Due to its widespread adoption over it's 13 years, Windows XP is now considered a significant risk to our entire community.

If you have not already upgraded to Windows 7 or 10, or have not worked with Information Technology Services staff to ensure your computer is segmented from the rest of the network, contact your school's IT support office for assistance or email [email protected].

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If you have questions or need further information, contact your department's IT support office, or contact the IT Service Desk via email at [email protected], via phone at 603-646-2999 or walk in to see them in Baker/Berry 178J.

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