Rather, Microsoft is continuing to support Windows Embedded Industry for another five years until April 2019.
Previously called Windows Embedded POSReady, this OS is a special version of Windows XP designed for use in industrial systems, such as cash registers and ATMs.
Not coincidentally, Microsoft offers a tool that does just this, the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard.
Well, on that note, XP is really NT 5.1, a version number that should conjure up images of a relatively minor upgrade. This is because, at its heart, XP is simply Windows 2000 with a new task-based user interface, improved application and hardware compatibility, and other small features.We'll show you how to do that in this article, but first a couple of words of warning.First, there's no guarantee that this trick will keep working and the loophole could be shut down.If I can hand-me-down something that's growing weeds in my garage, but would be a true help to someone else, why not?That said, while I don't mind giving someone an old, slow machine, I will not give them an unsafe one. Another reason is that newer versions of Windows have been able to breathe new life into these old machines.