After providing support for Windows XP (one of the best software product of Microsoft) since 12 years now Microsoft planned to end support for Windows XP. After April 8, 2014 technical assistance for Windows XP will no longer available.
The death of Windows XP will result affecting 95% of world’s ATM (Automated Teller Machine) which runs in the operating system. An upcoming Windows XP support change from Microsoft will result in up gradation of ATMs around the world.
The ATM industry has been slow to react while Microsoft has been warning customers about its deadline for years.
Most machines will move to Windows 7, but ATM software firm KAL predicts that only 15 per cent of US ATMs will be running Windows 7 by April. Windows 7 is the XP replacement of choice.
If you continue to use Windows XP after support ends, your computer will still work but it might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Also, as more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows, you can expect to encounter greater numbers of apps and devices that do not work with Windows XP.