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Microsoft kills Windows XP 17 years after launch

Microsoft has ended the support to the last version of Windows XP, the Windows Embedded POSReady 2009, which marks the end of the platform in a matter of 17 years, 7 months, and 16 days.

In an article published by, the operating system was aimed at Point of Service embedded applications and not intended for client computers.

Client PCs’ Windows XP Home and Professional SP3 meanwhile reached its end last April 2014.

Prior to this, some users received security updates on Windows XP Home and Professional SP3-based machines through the use of a registry hack.

With the end of the platform, Windows XP is currently considered as the longest-running version of Microsoft’s OS.

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