How to get security updates for Windows XP until April 2019

By | 10.12.2018

How to get security updates for Windows XP until April 2019

Recently, Microsoft officially ended support for Windows XP for most users. Nevertheless, along with computers in some government institutions, devices, running Windows POSReady 2009 will continue to receive security updates until 2019.

Operating system Windows POSReady 2009 is used in a huge number of ATMs around. It is based on the XP kernel, so updates to be fully compatible with custom versions of Windows XP. Thus, you too can use these security fixes on your computer.

Microsoft stopped releasing feature enhancements to XP a long time ago, but security updates were issued regularly, as hackers continued to find new holes and mistakes in the security system of the operating system. The fact that Microsoft has released an update for Internet Explorer in Windows XP after official support, shows that even after twelve years the software is still susceptible to security issues. So if you plan to continue to use XP, you should bear that in mind.

Before continuing, I should note that in order for this trick to work, your computer must be running a 32-bit (x86) versions of Windows XP Service Pack 3. In addition, just in case make backup of all important data and then suddenly something goes wrong. Proceed at your own risk. Edition will not be liable for loss of your data or damage the computer in executing the following actions.

So, without further ADO, let’s begin.

Step 1: Create a simple text document and add the following information:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



Later in the document’s menu select «File» — > «Save as» and save the file under the name «xp.reg».[/b]

[b]Step 2: Double click the created file to add its contents to the registry.

That’s about it. After adding new values to the registry, the «update Center Windows» your operating system will receive security updates that were originally designed for Windows POSReady 2009.

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