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Will microsoft continue to host the patches and service packs for XP after 4/8?


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#1 veerboa

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:50 PM

Will microsoft continue to host the patches and service packs for XP after 4/8/2014? Would the automatic downloads work? Would we need to manually download them? I searched and could not find a direct answer. What happens if one would like to re-install the software after that date? thank you.



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:04 PM

Hello veerboa,

 

Although the following seems to be addressed to Enterprise customers, all your questions are answered in the FAQ section toward the end.  It is the page linked to from Microsoft Security Essentials, running with the latest updates on an XP system:

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/end-of-support.aspx

 

In short, you can still install, activate and update XP installations, via Windows Update, even after 8 April 2014.



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:14 PM

This should cover most items unless you wish to read the topic at the head of XP Forum area.

 

Will microsoft continue to host the patches and service packs for XP after 4/8/2014? <- These will exist in the archives for a few more years, plus privately hosted samples as we all have saved samples in our private backups, to re-install if needed.

 

Would the automatic downloads work? <- There are no automatic downloads unless you have a Private Antivirus / Antimalware program that downloads. Nothing from Microsoft. Even Microsoft Security Essentials (M.S.E.) will no longer be supported.

 

Would we need to manually download them? <- You will manually download except for similar private items mentioned above.

 

What happens if one would like to re-install the software after that date? <- You can still install / re-install XP after the date.



#4 veerboa

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:25 PM

Hello M... and Noknojon.

 

I must thank you both for the clarification. I guess I can take a breather from trying to make sure and gather the updates. If you would not mind, I may ask you if anyone would be able to share their privately hosted samples or a saved sample of your private backups. You may PM me, if that is best. Thank you again.



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:07 PM

You can download all post XP SP3 updates as one file and stream them into a XP install disk using nlite. If your install CD is not sp3 you can also stream SP3 at the same time as the updates. Another option would be to get the computer up to date with all security patches and make a system image backup with software like Macrium free or Aoemi Backupper.



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 12:12 PM

You can download all post XP SP3 updates as one file and stream them into a XP install disk using nlite. If your install CD is not sp3 you can also stream SP3 at the same time as the updates. Another option would be to get the computer up to date with all security patches and make a system image backup with software like Macrium free or Aoemi Backupper.

Does all 7 links on the page need to be downloaded?

 

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 02:00 PM

Sorry, I lost track of this thread.

 

No, you do not. Those are just different hosting sites.


Edited by JohnC_21, 18 April 2014 - 02:00 PM.


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 07:54 PM

is there are difference between them or are they all the same?

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 08:10 PM

They are all the same file, only hosted on different sites.






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