I keep getting xp updates

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  1. Pietro60

    Pietro60

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    Hi to all

    after using an original copy of windows xp home edition, I continued to receive xp updates even though it is said that i support was terminated in 2014 ... I phoned to microsoft, saying that they don't know anything, someone can explain to me for please something.

    Thanks in advance

    Regards.
     
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    Elizabeth23

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    have you gone to microsoft updates and run a scan to see if there are any updates? if you have all your updates , then disable automatic updates. Mine is disabled always after getting all my updates installed
     
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    Many thanks for your reply, I will follow your advice.

    Bye.
     
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    why disable it? better if you receive them, i have mines enabled auto update and sometimes i receive some i think they re the patches ms still make for xp for ransomware like wannacry
     
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    Did you get patch to counter Wannacry via auto update? I didn't. I had to Google to identify the designation of the patch, and search and download from MS! If some of us get a timely update, and others do not, when using auto update, it suggests another vulnerability awaiting someone coming along to exploit.
     
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    I think I read somewhere that the patch did not really work, so I have never installed it. I surf responsibly and run cleaner and scanners often, I disabled updates once I was fully updated to lessen used resources. :)
     
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    The WannaCry and the new BlueKeep patches weren't delivered to WU/MU because you know lazy M$ :p
     
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    Obviously if you (re)installed or factory resetted the machine you will get updates that were releawed until 2014 april (if you are using the POSReady 2009 trick then it's understandable)
     
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    I have heard, "Updates On" is the manner in which our machines can be hacked.
    any thoughts on this folks ?????
     
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    jim davis

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    HI priscus
    could you post that link and thank you
     
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    could you please "Remember" where you read that.
     
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    Sorry, it was quite a while back, and I did not keep any record.

    I just put the question into search engine, something along the lines of "What is the patch needed to counter Wannacry"? I had to do it for Windows 7 also, though I do not recollect having to for W 10.

    I just repeated same search, and found this page:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4023262/how-to-verify-that-ms17-010-is-installed

    The page contains links for various OS's including XP. (3 varieties)

    No idea if it is the same as what I downloaded back in 2017 though. Hope it provides what you want.
     
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