- XP Support Ended
Microsoft and Gemalto withdraw of support for Windows XP
In April 2014 Microsoft and Gemalto withdrew support for
Windows XP. This means there will be no future updates or security patches.
This page should provide you with more information on how that might affect you
BacscomIP, Bacs transmission software and Mandate, Direct Debit Software.
While we know that some of our customers are still on Windows XP, we would advise that everyone upgrades to Windows 7 onwards,
or Windows Server 2008 R2 onwards. This is so that you can ensure that you will still be able to recieve
support for your products in the event that something goes wrong, and to make sure that your systems are
as secure as they can be.
Microsoft have stated the following possible implications for your business:
Without critical Windows XP security updates, your PC may become vulnerable to harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious
software which can steal or damage your business data and information. Anti-virus software will also not
be able to fully protect you once Windows XP itself is unsupported.
Many software and hardware vendors will no longer support their products that are running on Windows XP as they are unable
to get the Windows XP and Office 2003 updates.
When problems arise, online and phone-based technical support will unfortunately no longer be available to assist you or
your IT partner.
The risks of system failure and business disruption could increase because of the end of support, lack of supported software,
and the increasing age of hardware running Windows XP.
Last Updated: 19/10/15