Windows XP Has it’s Final Day Today

The final Windows XP product that was supported, Windows XP Embedded POSReady 2009, ends it’s support today, marking the final nail in the coffin for the 17 year old operating system, which was released in October of 2001. Some have used registry tweaks to continue to get Windows XP patches, but those are coming to an end as well. The longest running supported operating system from Microsoft is now considered a dead OS. As expected, they are suggesting users to migrate to Windows IoT Enterprise or Windows 10 Professional.

Microsoft would like to remind users that support for Windows Embedded Standard 2009 ended January 10, 2019 and that support for Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 will end on April 9, 2019.

For customers still maintaining these platforms, Microsoft recommends that you consider moving to Windows 10 IoT Enterprise or Windows 10 Pro. If you are an Enterprise Customer and need information on upgrading, please contact your Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or Microsoft Authorized Distributor. If you are an OEM and need additional information, please contact your Microsoft sales representative or Distributor.