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#1 pcw29


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Posted 03 June 2014 - 08:25 AM

hello,just wondering if that crazy idea i read is true.updating a xp pc by making it pos ready.changing a few lines on the registry and you can get updates from microsoft?

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 08:30 AM

From this topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/534817/end-of-support-for-windows-xp-sp3-is-april-8-2014/

Microsoft's position on this hack:
Orange Blossom :cherry:


Going to step in here and settle some things.

The registry tweak in question falls under "defeating copyright and/or security measures" which is against the policy of this site. Microsoft has specified that updates for consumer versions are no longer available. People who are using this hack have taken matters into their own hands and appropriated Microsoft's code even though they have not purchased a license entitling them to the use of that code. Contrary to popular belief, you do not "own" the code in question. You have paid for the right to use said code. Specifically, you have paid for the right to use the code belonging to the version of Windows you have purchased. Altering your installation to acquire code from another version of Windows is theft. It might not seem fair to you, but that is what you agreed to when you purchased your version of Windows.

Additionally, applying updates which were not designed for and have not been tested against your version of the OS is foolish and can result in instability, incomplete protection, and compatibility issues. It's dangerous.

What you do with your version of Windows is your business; we are not in the business of judging. However, the registry hack is not to be recommended or suggested on this board for the above reasons. End of story.

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Edited by Orange Blossom, 28 December 2014 - 02:44 AM.
Correct initial link. ~ OB

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#3 pcw29

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 08:06 AM

good morning,i'm sorry for posting about a sore subject.i didn't know that pos ready was not a good idea.now i do 

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 08:47 AM

No need to apologize...it's better to be informed than to be uninformed and had you not asked...you would have been uninformed :).


Happy computing :).



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