MetaQuotes, the technology provider company that developed the MetaTrader platforms, recently announced that the MetaTrader 4 and 5 platforms will not be compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 2003, and Windows XP after October 1 2017. MetaQuotes is following Microsoft’s lead by dropping its support of the operating system.
Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2003 are old and outdated operating Microsoft operating systems. The company itself ceased its support of Windows XP about three years ago. This was mainly because certain expectations of more advanced hardware related abilities could not be met within the technical limitations of this system. With newer versions of operating systems such as Windows 10, Windows Vista and Windows 2003 also went out of use.
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Microsoft’s decision to stop supporting the operating systems means that the technology provider will also put an end to offers of protction against spyware, malicious software, and viruses. This seems to be the main reason for MetaQuote’s announcement, though older versions of MetaTrader 4 will continue to run on these systems. These versions will not be eligible to receive updates past October 1 2017, and installers will become incompatible.
MetaQuotes announced that the minimum requirement for an operating system to run MetaTrader 4 and 5 will be Windows 7. The company recommended that clients use the 64-bit version of Windows 10.
Recently, Finance Magnates covered MetaQuotes adding 31 indicators to the MetaTrader5 mobile web app. The company commented that the indicators will also be available on the MetaTrader5 online trading platform in the desktop version.