As you may be aware, Microsoft will be discontinuing a number of Windows operating systems over the coming months. In each case we have options available that will allow you to continue using the same class of operating system for a number of years to come.

The table below includes details of the operating systems that will be discontinued, along with the suggested long-term replacements.

 Old O/S
New O/S

Windows XP Pro For Embedded
Systems (FES)

(Last buy Dec 2016)

Windows Embedded Standard 2009 (aka WES 2009)
WES 2009 is the last of the XP-based operating systems and licences will be available until 2024. Please note that there are some minor functional difference between WES 2009 and XP Pro. Please call us to learn more.
Windows 7 Pro OEM

(Last buy October 2016)
Windows 7 Pro For Embedded Systems (FES)
Windows 7 Pro FES is exactly the same O/S as Windows 7 Pro OEM, just with different licencing terms. It will be available until 2024. Get in touch to see if see if you qualify. 

Windows 8 Pro OEM

Windows 8.1 Pro OEM

(Last buy October 2016)
Windows Embedded 8 Industry

Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry / Pro
Embedded 8 Pro is the same O/S as 8 Pro OEM, just with different licencing terms. Embedded 8 / 8.1 Industry adds a few features designed for industrial users and also has different licencing terms. All embedded versions will be available until 2028. Give us a buzz to see if these will work for you.

If you need any further information then please get in touch with a member of the team on 01527 512 400 or email us at