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XP VM Disable end of life warning in MSE

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    XP VM Disable end of life warning in MSE


    Hi there

    For people still using XP VM's with MSE installed the end of life (Red alert - At Risk) can be extremely annoying. Note also I wouldn't uninstall it -- MSE STILL gets virus definition updates until JULY 2015. !! (I'll bet a few didn't actually know that !!).

    Anyway here's a way to remove the annoying NAG.

    (I think people on this Forum are aware that XP has passed it's support date but there are often perfectly good reasons for still running it on a VM and people KNOW the risks of using an out of date OS).

    Disable the Security Essentials End-of-Life Warning on Windows XP - Super User

    Cheers
    jimbo

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    I usually just installed the update build before 4.304 (the second last one). Does that still work?
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  3. #3


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    It's just putting off the eventual reality - Microsoft has disowned its most historically successful OffSpring, and continues to slowly strangle XP. Still, over one fifth of PC users hang on to it...

    My advice is to cut the ties now if you want to run XP, dump MSE, Defender, Windows Updates, MSIE, WER and all the other dross that Microsoft uses to slow up the system (sometimes as much as a minute of startup time or lots more, when updates are being installed), and use a Security solution that has no allegiance to Microsoft - from China!

    Baidu* could be China's equivalent of Google, but does offer a few (Ch)English free products, such as the Baidu Spark Browser**, Antivirus, and a cleanup and performance utilities suite, PCFaster, none of which seem to be tethered to China's political entanglements.

    The browser is minimalist like Chrome, but without any Googleness (whatever that may mean!), and has the neat abilities to download YouTube streams as MP4 videos with a single click and harvest torrents from web pages without having to search for them - so the pages can be in Russian or Arabic or Urdu - whatever - and it has an excellent torrent client to download the file. The browser is fast and competent, and can harvest your shortcuts from any browsers you use, and sync accounts. It also has some neat mouse gestures and drawing tools.

    The Antivirus is also free of advertising*** and is also fast. It may have a few false positives - it seems to always warn about autorun.inf on USB flash drives, for example, but the warning is easily dismissed if you are sure that the file is benign.

    PCFaster is a boon to XP users with lumbering bloated systems. It cleans "Junks" (sic), orphaned Registry entries, unnecessary startup programs that slow you down, unreleased memory, has antimalware defence, missing hotfix downloads and installs from MS, disk defragmenter, disk full warnings, and can make XP running on the original hardware faster than many people without SSDs can do with Windows 8 on original modern hardware.

    It has the annoying habit of letting you know that your PC is in danger of "Crushing" if one of your disk volumes is getting dangerously full, but you can get it to ignore that drive. Being primarily designed for XP (running on older, hotter CPUs), if it finds your processor running at 100% for too long, it also warns you of the potential danger of crashing.


    For instance, I have a Pentium 4 (Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo-P) with 2GB RAM, that routinely boots to usability in around 30-40 seconds with XP. In Windows 7, I cannot get it below about 50 seconds, and I would not recommend PCFaster for Windows 8 either.

    Beware the Baidu Apps store - it has the same sort of rubbish that plagues the Microsoft Windows 8 store.

    *Baidu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    **Baidu Spark makes Internet surfing easier (with links to other free products at end of page)
    ***I use a hosts file modification, so I don't see advertising anyway, so I may be wrong here?
    I'm just a fan, not an employee, but if you still want to run XP, give it a try!
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    Or you could use "Unofficial XP SP4"

    Introducing - Unofficial Windows XP SP4 - Windows XP - MSFN Forum

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    Or you could use "Unofficial XP SP4"

    Introducing - Unofficial Windows XP SP4 - Windows XP - MSFN Forum

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I wonder if the same group could be talked into creating an Unofficial SP3 for Windows XP x64 Edition?
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    Posts : 76
    Windows 8 64-bit OEM Install Upgraded to 8.1 through Store


    This workaround is working fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jody Thornton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    Or you could use "Unofficial XP SP4"

    Introducing - Unofficial Windows XP SP4 - Windows XP - MSFN Forum

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I wonder if the same group could be talked into creating an Unofficial SP3 for Windows XP x64 Edition?
    Considering the low popularity of 64 bit XP I would consider that highly unlikely.
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