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Windows XP and PCI

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Hi,

What Windows XP end of Life means to PCI and why now   Microsoft has announced that it will continue to offer antimalware updates for Windows XP for another full year, till april 2015.

 Should i start planing on Decommissioning all my XP based terminals ?

Thanks in advance for your comments.
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by:Michael-Best
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Xp is a good and stable OS.
The end of MS support will not make it useless.
Consider third party antivirus / antimalware softwares to continue to protect your security when MS ends support.

PCI will not be affected:
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conventional_PCI
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MD Wrote: "The end of MS support will not make it useless."  <--- True.

 ROD... Wrote: "Should I start planning on Decommissioning all my XP based terminals ?"

Plan?  Absolutely. Start last week so that you can put together a full plan and get approval with budget.

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by:RODRIGOMORCAL
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FYI i have some of this machines running WinXP precessing credit cards, this is why im so concern in the PCI adn XP end of life.
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Credit cards will be around long after XP. So you REALLY do need to plan. Plan for replacement credit card processing as well as new systems.

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@RODRIGOMORCAL - Thanks and I was happy to help you with this.

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