This was a specially designed subversion of Windows XP Embedded with SP2 designed for use in Point of Service situations. It is the first version of Windows Embedded that can use the Windows Update Agent to update an installed and deployed image. Mainstream support with SP3 ended on April 12, 2011 and extended support ends on April 12, 2016. When the new Microsoft Lifecycle Support policy for Internet Explorer goes into effect on January 12, 2016 IE6 support will be dropped from not only WEPOS, but all currently supported embedded platforms. WEPOS will also be the last supported platform for IE7 after this date.
Windows Embedded POSReady 2009
Based on Windows XP Service Pack 3, this version offers more features over Windows Embedded for Point of Service such as Full Localization and XPF Support if .NET Framework 3.5 or higher installed. Mainstream support ended on April 8, 2014 and extended support ends on April 9, 2019.
Windows Embedded POSReady 7
Windows Embedded POSReady 7 is the first version of Windows Embedded Industry to be based on the Windows 7 Platform. It was released in July 2011.
Windows Embedded 8 Industry
Based on Windows 8, Windows Embedded 8 Industry was released in April 2013.
Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry
Based on Windows 8.1, Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry was released in October 2013.