How to get Windows XP Updates until 2019

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  1. Lenny HB

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    I know there are a lot of members out there still running XP, I still have 2 PC's running it.
    There is a very easy way to do it, you just have to create a registry entry that fools Microsoft into thinking your version of XP is the embedded version (Embedded POSReady2009).

    It really is very easy all you need to do is:

    Create a text file with the following (you can copy & paste), I suggest you use Notepad.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA\PosReady]
    "Installed"=dword:00000001


    Now save the file as a .reg file, e.g. xp.reg, do make sure it is a .reg file and not a .reg.txt file.

    Now navigate to the file you just created, double click on it and it will install in the registry, you should get a warning message if you have done it correctly.

    I recommend going to Security Centre in Control Panel and make sure Windows updates are turned on.

    Re-boot your PC.

    Now one last thing, the first update you need to do manually, click the start button then click "Windows update" or you can do it via IE.
    IE should open with the update page which will run a check on your machine and download & install necessary files for the auto updates to work.

    You will now receive updates until April 9th 2019.
     
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    Love it.
     
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    Excellent I'll give it a try later this evening :) Thanks
     
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    was that embeddedPOS Point-Of-Sale or Piece-Of-Sh!t
     
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  5. Lenny HB

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    Now now, it's better than Vista or Windows 8.:D
     
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    Naaa moved on to 7;)
     
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    Great, worked a treat! Gave me 39 updates to download..............!(y)
     
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    I may be being a bit thick here but here goes...

    If Microsoft have said that they are not going to be updating XP, who is doing the updates?
     
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    Microsoft said they will continue supporting Embedded XP until Aril 9th 2019 ( see my original post).
    Embedded versions of windows are used in Thin Client PC networks and used in all sorts of industrial control applications, obviously they do dot want to upset there high volume business users.
     
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    You've all been fooled! Those updates are Windows 10 in disguise. :)
     
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    as a very basic computer user im finding 10 to be very good its even solved some problems i had with 7
     
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    XP has updated fine on the netbook. Just trying it out while waiting for Windows 10 to install on the main desktop.
     
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    Got 41 updates cheers lennyhb.
     
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    Thanks. We have an old laptop which I upgraded from Vista to XP some years ago and use very occasionally to run old software. Just edited the registry and now downloading 83 updates - which shows how long it is since I last used the machine :D
     
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    Hi Lenny
    Where do you save the .reg file to? Sorry for ignorance, but I'm not used to dealing with the registry!
    Thanks
    Catherine
     
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    I just saved it on the desktop Catherine. It is the double clicking on it that updates the registry.
     
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    Thanks Graham - how do you get to the registry to see whether it's updating or not??
     
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    You don't need to. Just follow Lenny's instructions for obtaining the outstanding Windows Updates. If that works then the registry has been updated :)
     
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    Another 'thank you' from me .. works a treat ..

    have an old Dell Inspiron 6400, circa 2007, came with Vista, (spit) but I downgraded to XP Pro to run CD viewing software ..

    it may be old, but still going strong ..bit like me :LOL:
     
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