Washington: Microsoft is reportedly planning to end support for Windows XP on April 8th this year, which will affect 95 percent of world's automated teller machine that runs on the operating system.
An upcoming Windows XP support change from Microsoft will result in upgradation of ATMs around the world.
According to NCR, the largest ATM supplier in the US, Microsoft had issued warnings to customers about the deadline for years, but the ATM industry remained nonchalant, Verge reported.
Microsoft's 12-year-old Windows XP operating system is responsible for background powering of the software that facilitates money withdrawal.
Post the death of Windows XP, thousands of machines would be running out of date software with majority of ATMs moving on to Windows 7 .
First Published: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 19:42