Is Microsoft ending support for your POS?
If your restaurant is still using terminals outfitted with Windows 7, now is a great time to consider making the move to Windows 10. Microsoft will soon be ending support for Windows 7 POS Ready, meaning thousands of restaurants just like yours will miss out on critical security patches and other updates that reduce the number of vulnerabilities in your system.
There is nothing worse than allowing outdated technology to come between you and your guests. By taking a few minutes now to learn about making the switch to Windows 10, you can save time, effort, and money in the long run.
Not sure what the next step might be? We’ve got you covered there, too. We’re here to help you make the best decision possible, and that means providing you with all the information you’ll need. Throughout the next few months, we’ll be providing resources, instructional webinars, and will be able to put you in touch with knowledgeable experts that will be able to guide you through the changing restaurant technology world.
Which version of Windows operating system am I running?If you're not sure which operating system you're currently running, follow the instructions below.Press the Windows logo key + R, type winver in the Open box, and then select OK.
What are the risks of not upgrading the OS?While it may not seem like a big deal to stay on Windows 7 until the very last minute, you actually run the risk of leaving yourself open to some major liabilities. To remain PCI compliant, you must be using a current and supported operating system.Failure to do so can leave you more open to security threats and other vulnerabilities which may lead to heavy fines. Older hardware also isn’t able to keep up with constantly changing technology. If you don’t upgrade your system, you run the risk of newer software not working properly - or at all - on your terminals. And don’t forget about all that lost productivity because of lag time and slow speeds. Add all this up and it’s a recipe for disaster.
What's the big deal?Besides the risk of becoming non-compliant with PCI, not upgrading your terminals does you, your employees, and your customers a big disservice. If your terminals can’t keep up with the ever-increasing speed of technology, then you’re missing out on a growing number of innovations that can help you succeed.About 80% of the Windows desktops operating today in the U.S. are on Windows 10, and that number will only grow as time goes on. Running the latest version of Windows on your POS terminals isn’t just for your own benefit; they can provide your guests with the restaurant experience they deserve each time they walk through the door.
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This terminal is a workhorse, which is why so many restaurants trust these terminals to help scale their operations reliably without the massive cost of ownership. Most importantly, this terminal is equipped with Windows 10, keeping you PCI compliant and receiving all the latest Microsoft updates.
Looking for a fast, modern terminal built to grow with you? Purpose-built with “as-a-Service” in mind, the PAR Helix™ makes sure nothing comes between you and your guests. The Helix™ features a swappable compute module that takes the stress out of keeping up with your tech, and can be adjusted from pedestal to low-profile in seconds.
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