End of Windows XP Affects Computers and ATMs

PC users listen up! After April 8th, the once popular Windows XP operating system will no longer receive updates from Microsoft.

After 12 years the support for Microsoft XP is going away. No longer will the little yellow icon pop up on the bottom right of the screen with updates.

What does it mean for those who use XP? It means update to a new operating system or run the risk of security problems and viruses.

Updating to a new system will mean the purchase of a new computer for some. Many older computers will not be able to switch over to a newer software. Newer computers will be able to, but it will still come with a cost of at least $199.

The end of Windows XP may also bring problems to many ATMs. About 95 percent of ATMs run on Windows XP.

If you are worried about your bank, it isn't a bad idea to call and see what processor their ATMs run on.

To learn more about your options, click the link 'Windows XP.'


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