In just a little over a year from now, on January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7, the operating system that drives 400,000 ATMs in the U.S. and 3 million worldwide. In practical terms, this will mean the end of security updates, security patches, non-security hotfixes, free or paid support options and online technical content updates. If you use Windows 7, you – and your ATMs – will no longer be supported.
To avoid security and compliance issues, ensure the best possible member experience and prepare for the future, CO-OP is urging credit unions to begin the process of migrating to Windows 10 as soon as possible.
“While January 2020 might seem eons away, in reality there are several good reasons to begin your ATM migration to Windows 10 now,” says Terry Pierce, Director, Product Management at CO-OP Financial Services. “Credit unions will need to take several steps and coordinate with multiple vendors to test and implement the upgrade. Starting now will help credit unions avoid a last-minute scramble.”
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