The Demise of Windows XP and Office 2003

Are You Prepared? What Does it Mean for You?

As a public service to our community, the Prescott Computer Society (PCS) will provide access to a series of presentations we have given recently on the important subject of what happens when Microsoft no longer provides support for the Windows XP Operating System and Office 2003. Additionally, we will offer some insights into possible free replacements for the Office suite of programs.

Normally, presentation materials are only made available to PCS members but because this subject is so important to so many people, we have decided to provide it for anyone who is interested.

Presentations given at our different meetings are posted in a "Members Only" section of our website. However, you may view the available topics on a multitude of different subjects on our Guest Presentations and Articles page but you won't be able to access the presentation itself unless you are a member. Our dues are only $24 a year and membership information is available on our Membership page.

Available Materials (in PDF format)

Presented at the PCS General meeting held on Saturday, March 15, 2014.

"Windows XP: Safe Computing on a Familiar Operating System" by Jeff Stillman
"Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office" by Ray Carlson
Links referred to in Phil Ball's presentation are listed below at Additional Information.

Presented at the PCS Special Topics meeting held on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

"Windows XP vs. 7 vs. 8.1" by JB Burke
"MS Office Changes - Moving from Office 2003 to 2007, 2010 and 2013" by Joan Baum

Additional Information

Here are some additional sources of information regarding upgrading, changing operating systems or continuing to run XP.

Moving Files using Tools from Microsoft and LapLink

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