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Microsoft patches XP after support ends for XP

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    Just curious.....
    Is that fix for I.E. available as a download file, either from MS or another source?

    Yes. It's KB2964358 (04/30/2014). You can download it here.
    Microsoft Update Catalog

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  2. #12


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    They still have the updates every month for Security Essentials and Malicious Software Removal tool.
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
    I just did the 2 updates a couple of hours ago on 2 XP PCs.
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    Yep!

    Actually all that article states is that there are no NEW updates for XP. If you install XP Fresh, you can get every update for it ever made.
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    The UK government made a deal with MS for private XP extended support for millions of public service computers. I wonder if those fixes and updates would ever one day end up available to the public. Because it seems a waste to keep updating and patching an OS that the majority can't benefit from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R23 View Post
    The UK government made a deal with MS for private XP extended support for millions of public service computers. I wonder if those fixes and updates would ever one day end up available to the public. Because it seems a waste to keep updating and patching an OS that the majority can't benefit from.
    As far as I know that's a special case scenario. Microsoft won't do routine monthly updates. Special cases only, and other issues reported by the customer. It's a pay for service so they aren't going to release these patches to Joe public. If they did that the Custoner wouldn't pay for them in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by R23 View Post
    The UK government made a deal with MS for private XP extended support for millions of public service computers. I wonder if those fixes and updates would ever one day end up available to the public. Because it seems a waste to keep updating and patching an OS that the majority can't benefit from.
    As far as I know that's a special case scenario. Microsoft won't do routine monthly updates. Special cases only, and other issues reported by the customer. It's a pay for service so they aren't going to release these patches to Joe public. If they did that the Custoner wouldn't pay for them in the first place.
    I thought that maybe after the whole contracted support period ends (lets say a couple of years from now) they might bundle up every patch they made for the government and release it publically. I know its a bit ideological but it would only serve to strengthen the security of the internet as a whole because there are still millions of people using XP.
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by R23 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by R23 View Post
    The UK government made a deal with MS for private XP extended support for millions of public service computers. I wonder if those fixes and updates would ever one day end up available to the public. Because it seems a waste to keep updating and patching an OS that the majority can't benefit from.
    As far as I know that's a special case scenario. Microsoft won't do routine monthly updates. Special cases only, and other issues reported by the customer. It's a pay for service so they aren't going to release these patches to Joe public. If they did that the Custoner wouldn't pay for them in the first place.
    I thought that maybe after the whole contracted support period ends (lets say a couple of years from now) they might bundle up every patch they made for the government and release it publically. I know its a bit ideological but it would only serve to strengthen the security of the internet as a whole because there are still millions of people using XP.

    I wouldn't think there would be much point in doing that. For one they want people to move away from XP. Two I don't see to many people waiting two or three years for patches they might not ever get. The contract with said company may stipulate that those patches never get released to anybody other than that company. They paid for them so they likely don't want anybody else to get them for free. Microsoft suddenly putting out patches two or three years down the road would just open up a can of worms for them.
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