Windows Embedded POSReady 2009

Windows Embedded POSReady 2009
Version of Microsoft Windows
OS familyWindows NT
Release date2008-12-09
Support end2019-04-09
Based on
Windows XP
Windows Embedded for Point of Service
Replaced by
Windows Embedded POSReady 7

Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 is a version of Windows XP SP3 designed for use in embedded units such as car PCs and point-of-sale terminals, replacing Windows Embedded for Point of Service and later being replaced by Windows Embedded POSReady 7. Microsoft dropped support for POSReady 2009 on 9 April 2019, making it the last supported version of Windows XP.

Features[edit | edit source]

Setup experience[edit | edit source]

Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 has a setup interface similar to that seen in Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs, which also uses a Preinstallation Environment. However, the appearance of the Setup wizard is different and the background is dark blue instead of black. Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 also uses the First Boot Agent at the end of the installation.

Graphical user interface[edit | edit source]

Unlike WinFLP, Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 displays Windows XP's set of icons on first boot if the screen's color quality is set to 16-bit (although some small imperfections can be seen on them). As stated above, the Embedded window scheme is available in replacement of Luna and it is available in 3 themes with the same wallpaper, POSReady, POSReady (Small Logo), and POSReady (Large Logo), and the only difference in them is the logo (in the first, there's no logo, the second is the default and includes a small banner on the upper right corner of the screen, and the third includes a larger version of the banner on the center of the screen).

Winver uses a Windows flag similar to that seen in Windows Vista and Windows 7 instead of the white flag used in WinFLP, and the logon prompt does not have the Ctrl+Alt+Del requirement enabled by default.

Touch Screen Keyboard[edit | edit source]

One of the optional components that can be installed during Setup is the Touch Screen Keyboard, which is another version of the On-Screen Keyboard designed for use on touch screens. If installed, it will show on both the XP welcome screen and the classic logon prompt.

List of known builds[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]