I have read on other Forums and by surfing the web that a simple hack by some brilliant guy can ensure that Windows XP will receive updates by MS for another 5 years. MS hate it, but at present cannot do anything about it. Any MS devotee will advise not to use it, but take no notice,,that is their obvious official swan song. It does work.
It all obviously amounts to :-
"Bring up regedit. Find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA\. Create a new Key called PosReady. Right click the new key and add a new DWORD with the value 1. Then go through the Windows Update procedure and a list of back updates will be listed, which you install."
I presume that from then on, Windows XP updates will be applied automatically as normal. It looks like you have to do this :-
2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE - expand
3. SYSTEM - expand
4. WPA is at bottom of SYSTEM list
5. Create new key = Posready - right click
6. Add new DWORD = 1