On April 9, 2019, the popular point-of-sale operating system, Microsoft POSReady 2009, will reach the end of its extended support period with Microsoft. If you’re using a Cayan Genius device with POSReady 2009 it does not need to be updated or replaced.

What does the discontinuation mean?

PCI Data Security Standard states that all systems used by parties processing credit cards be patched and supported by their respective vendors. Merchants not using a supported operating system are not PCI compliant and must update to a supported operating system.

What other MS POS operating systems have end-of-support dates?

Below are several common POS operating systems released by Microsoft, and their respective end-of-support dates. The first two rows highlight operating systems with discontinued support from the last few years. If you’re using either operating system on a workstation that interacts with payments or cardholder data, Cayan encourages you to migrate to a version of Windows that currently receives support from Microsoft.

 

Operating System: Windows Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS)
Support Status: Mainstream support ended on April 12, 2011. Extended support ended on April 12, 2016

Operating System: Windows Embedded 8 Industry
Support Status: Support ended on January 12, 2016; must install Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry in order to continue receiving updates and support

Operating System: Windows Embedded POSReady 2009
Support Status: Mainstream support ended on April 8, 2014. Extended support ends on April 9, 2019

Operating System: Windows Embedded POSReady 7
Support Status: Extended support ends on October 12, 2021

Operating System: Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry
Support Status: Mainstream support ends on July 10, 2018. Extended support ends on July 11, 2023

Operating System: Windows 10 IoT Enterprise
Support Status: Under Embedded name: Variable (some versions out of support), up to 2019 (mainstream) and 2023 (extended). Under new IoT name: Mainstream support to at least 2020 and extended 2025

Operating System: Windows XP
Support Status: Support ended on April 8, 2014

Operating System: Windows Server 2003
Support Status: Support ended on July 14, 2015

Operating System: Windows Vista
Support Status: Support ended on April 11, 2017

Operating System: Windows Server 2008 SP2
Support Status: Support ends January 14, 2020

Operating System: Windows 7
Support Status: Extended support ends on January 14, 2020

Operating System: Windows Server 2012
Support Status: Support ends October 10, 2023

Operating System: Windows Server 2016
Support Status: Support ends January 11, 2027

The bottom line is that if you’re using POSReady 2009 or any other unsupported system, it is very important that you update your POS operating system or get in touch with your POS provider to discuss upgrading as soon as possible. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your Cayan/TSYS Director of Strategic Partnerships with any questions or concerns you may have.

​​Support for Microsoft POSReady 2009 is ending

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