Updating win xp
Windows XP customers also run a significant risk of functionality issues with their machines if they install these updates, as they are not tested against Windows XP.
Microsoft says this move to release security updates for platforms not in extended support “should not be viewed as a departure from our standard servicing policies,” and that this is an exception based on intelligence that led it to believe government organizations may use these new vulnerabilities to attack Windows systems.Microsoft issued a “highly unusual” patch for Windows XP last month to help prevent the spread of the massive Wanna Cry malware.At least 75,000 computers in 99 countries were affected by the malware which encrypts a computer and demands a $300 ransom before unlocking it.Williams says that the hack, included just below, makes the system look like Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 which will continue to receive updated until April 9, 2019.To apply the hack, create a text file with a extension and the contents below: The screen capture is from our own tests, which appear to work.A few months ago we wrote about the Missed Features Installer (MFI) for Windows 10, a 1.3GB ISO file which adds a ton of third-party programs to Windows 10, such as Classic Shell, Gadgets 2.0, This PC Tweaker, and the Windows Experience Index Tool.
Now, the same developer has put together the Missed Features Installer5 -- MFI5 for Windows XP and 2003.
Microsoft might have dropped support for Windows XP over two years ago, but the operating system remains hugely popular.
According to the latest usage figures from Net Market Share, it still has over 10 percent of the market.
Microsoft has now issued a public patch to update XP, a move which has been described as 'highly unusual' as the vendor is typically providing custom support.
Here is how to upgrade to the latest operating system, Windows 10.
[UPDATE:] Late Monday we received a statement from a Microsoft spokesperson: We recently became aware of a hack that purportedly aims to provide security updates to Windows XP customers.