OK I will give you one more attempt - I will ask you a simple question:-
What happens to your control lines if a version of Windows was released that is not compatible with your line of robotic control equipment?
The latest version of Windows server drops 16bit support and it is only a matter of time before 32bit support will be dropped. In the meantime Linux is invading all of the space that Windows used to fill and it completely fills Super computer space as well as the majority of phones (Android) and most network devices as well as running most of the worlds web servers.
Can you reply without being petulant?