Microsoft officially ends all support for XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP General Discussion' started by ClippyBeer, Apr 11, 2019.

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    ClippyBeer

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    Microsoft announced that the remaining version of Windows XP that was still receiving updates, POSReady 2009 ended yesterday.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4489209/end-of-support-for-windows-embedded-2009

    Some of you had the registry hack that fooled MS into thinking your XP was POS 2009 were receiving security updates even after Microsoft stopped support of all desktop XP OSes.

    To be honest I still have 2 laptops with XP Pro SP3 that haven't updated in close to a decade and yes, that are internet connected with no antivirus. Oh nooees! The big bad hackers are gonna get me!!!

    Ok, these are kind of throw away machines that I don't use for anything important so if they ever did fall victim to malware, no big deal. They're not my main rigs.

    Anybody here use XP for daily use?
     
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    XP 99%, Mint 1%
     
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    Starting July of 2019 windows update servers for vista xp 2000 and 98 will go offline forever
     
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    I do. Been on it at least five hours a day, pretty much everyday, for past couple years. I go everywhere, including those EVIL and malware-infested porn sites that M$ (and its devoted parrots) swear will turn my PC into a virus-bloated botnet....plus I ditched the antivirus (gasp!) last year! End result? Still waiting for the much ballyhooed virus, trojans, rootkits, etc., to infect and infest my PC. Definitely not holding my breath. I did not do the POS 2009 nonsense, as M$ loves to slip in their own version of malware with their 'updates', so I surely do hope they will leave my XP Pro untouched now. Good riddance!
     
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    So does this mean an XP Pro install disc will no longer be installable in custom builds?
     
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    You can install XP Pro but you won't be able to update it unless you get all the updates from another source
     
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    Im already having a archive of them ;)
     
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    Thanks for the tip. After all the useless junk (and M$ corporate malware) secreted in the service packs, I can well live without the updates. I do have a custom build nearing completion, so that was my only concern, especially as I chose the components specifically for XP Pro.
     
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    I want to know if all these updates are identical for all different language versions ?
    if they are compatible then a unique unofficial service pack might run on any XP computer regardless the native language
     
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