View Full Version : 95% of ATMs Worldwide Are Still Using Windows XP

January 19th, 2014, 23:04
95% of the world's ATM machines are still running Windows XP (http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-16/atms-face-deadline-to-upgrade-from-windows-xp) and banks are already purchasing extended support agreements from Microsoft. (some of the affected ATMs are running XP Embedded, which has a support lifecycle until January, 2016). 'Microsoft is selling custom tech support agreements that extend the life of Windows XP, although the cost can soar quickly—multiplying by a factor of five in the second year, says Korala. JPMorgan is buying a one-year extension and will start converting its machines to Windows 7 in July; about 3,000 of its 19,000 ATMs need enhancements before the process can begin.