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XP might now have patches available until 2019

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    XP might now have patches available until 2019

    Those who are, for one reason or another, still unwilling or unable to upgrade from the now officially end-of-life (EOL) Windows XP operating system may have a reprieve, following the publication of a hack that enables continued security updates for the platform.
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    Good info. Thanks!!
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    64-bit Windows 10

    [UPDATE:] Late Monday we received a statement from a Microsoft spokesperson:

    We recently became aware of a hack that purportedly aims to provide security updates to Windows XP customers. The security updates that could be installed are intended for Windows Embedded and Windows Server 2003 customers and do not fully protect Windows XP customers. Windows XP customers also run a significant risk of functionality issues with their machines if they install these updates, as they are not tested against Windows XP. The best way for Windows XP customers to protect their systems is to upgrade to a more modern operating system, like Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
    Read more at: Registry hack enables continued updates for Windows XP | ZDNet

    See also: Patching the wrong product ? a bad thing? | ZDNet
    Last edited by Brink; 28 May 2014 at 09:28.
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    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    My analogy, using the ones on the link you posted Brink, cars made in the 1920s and 1930s do run fine, they just have to be maintained. Lots of people do maintain old cars, even make parts for them.

    My opinion about Win 8 ? Well, I prefer Win98SE or Win XP. Microspft does patch, but they prefer you buy a new operating system, and not get free patches. That is what it is really about.

    Only reason I bought a Win 8 laptop, was I needed it to run programs on Flora, Gemma, and Trinket microcontrollers. Vista wouldn't load the drivers for those devices. For me, Win 8 serves no other purpose. I would really prefer my Amiga A3000 over all other computers I have ever used, which includes a Crap YMP-2 I was console operator on back in the 1990s.

    Cray... was misspelled above.
    Last edited by JimJoe; 04 Jun 2014 at 19:53.
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    Windows 8 - 64 bit

    I really hope they do keep patches for XP going , I have my router hardwired to mine, still working great ,
    just no moniter on it..( we think something is burned out inside the tower, can't look or get the needed info. to purchase
    what is needed to fix it ) I can hear my anti-virus updating .
    I use WI-FI , connecting my laptop ...Windows 8.
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