XP End Of Life Announcement Date

I am fully aware of the April 8th EOL date.  However, I need to know when Microsoft made the official announcement as to the EOL for XP.  I cannot find anything online nor could Microsoft Help Desk provide me with any dates.

I work for a POS company and I have customers asking me these questions.  If possible, a link to that date would be perfect!




I'm not sure when/where the official announcement was made, but this announcement,

Upgrade Today: Two-Year Countdown to End of Support for Windows XP and Office 2003

was made on 9th April 2012 and, this follow up,

A Year From Now Support for Windows XP Ends, Now What?

was made approx. 1 year later on 8th April 2013.

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