Microsoft announced the End of Life and End of Support period for the Windows XP operating system a long time ago. Now, the last working Embedded version of Windows XP has reached the EOL period and is now officially dead. All of the versions of Microsoft’s Windows XP are dead and will not receive any Software update in future. With the success of Windows 7, Microsoft decided to pull the plugs from Windows XP and the entire operating system is now the history. With this version, Microsoft’s Windows XP lived for a total of 17 Years, 7 Months and 16 Days.
The Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 OS was the last one based on Windows XP SP3 version. As it was the Embedded POSReady OS, it was not meant for client computers. It was meant for the Point of Service machines like the ATM, Checkout and others. Like for April 9, 2019, was the last date of Support for Embedded POSReady 2009, many of the Windows XP users received the support updates by using a registry hack, which kept their computers up to date till date. This is not the case right now as all of the Windows XP based Operating system will cease to receive the updates.
The official support is dead for Embedded POSReady 2009, but many of the organisations will keep using it and maintain it using the internal sources. Even though the support is gone, the limited use of the OS will continue. Using the dead operating system is not a significant issue if the computer is not connected to the internet. With the death of Windows XP, many of the fans are sad as Windows XP was the pioneer in making the consumer Computing popular and more accessible for every part of the society.