Windows Embedded for Point of Service

Windows Embedded for Point of Service
Version of Microsoft Windows
OS familyWindows NT
Release date2005-05-24[1]
Support end2016-04-12
Based on
Windows XP Embedded
Replaced by
Windows Embedded POSReady 2009

Windows Embedded for Point of Service is a version of Windows XP tailored for embedded devices that are used within the retail and hospitality industries.

Unlike previous releases of Windows Embedded, this version introduces an image building process that can be directly booted off of removable media through the use of a preliminary version of the Windows Imaging Format first introduced as part of Windows Vista. Users have the option to customize the feature set, shell and localization settings of their own operating system images at will.

The operating system was succeeded by a generalized Windows Embedded POSReady release in 2009, which is also based upon Windows XP.

List of known builds[edit | edit source]

Version 1.0[edit | edit source]

Version 1.1[edit | edit source]

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