HIMSA follows Microsoft’s lead in ending support for Windows XP on April 8th 2014

  by Support Specialist Ann Monnens


Microsoft has announced that as of April 8th, it will no longer support the Windows XP operating system. This means that Microsoft will no longer provide new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates.

With this in mind, HIMSA will also end support for Windows XP (SP3) on this date.

Windows XP has been a very stable operating system for Noah for many years, and we will frankly be sad to see it go. However, our surveys show us that very few Noah users still use XP in their practices. A vast majority have already updated their computers to Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, and we expect that within the next months, nearly all of the remaining XP users will upgrade their PCs.

For Noah users still using Windows XP after April 8th, this will mean:
  • XP will no longer be used in our QA assurance testing and software certification processes
  • HIMSA will no longer consider XP when developing new versions of Noah 4
  • Windows XP-related support issues will no longer be addressed on our support site

For more information on Noah 4 support for Windows operating systems, click here.