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An option for longer support of XP


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#1 kdnoel

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 02:49 PM

Interesting and just thought I'd share... personally all my older hardware runs Mint or Ubuntu.


Edited by Orange Blossom, 29 May 2014 - 02:58 PM.
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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:04 PM

Hello kdnoel,
 
Glad to know that your hardware works on those other platforms.
 
I removed the link from your post above as the "hack" in question violates restrictions MS has placed on the OS.

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Discussing such is in violation of BC policy.  In addition, the updates that would be received are actually for a differently structured OS used by businesses such as McDs for taking orders.
 

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 06:06 PM

The official MS stance:  http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2346809/microsoft-cautions-against-windows-xp-update-trick .

 

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