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#1 Beaker77

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 05:45 AM

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.

 

See :-

http://www.zdnet.com/registry-hack-enables-continued-updates-for-windows-xp-7000029851/

 

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2489870/microsoft-windows/windows-xp-hack-resurrects-patches-for-retired-os.html

 

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 :-

1. Start>run>regedit
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

 



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 07:05 AM

This has already been posted multiple times by various persons...and the posts have been closed because suggesting such is a violation of forum rules regarding the Terms of Use between MS and licensees, IIRC.

 

Google

 

Previous BC topic where this came forth from a member:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/537363/xp-updates-61114/?hl=%2Bpos#entry3393475

 

Your revelation is a little late since, as anyone can see, this info was put forth by many sites in May.  And suggesting such here at BC is still a violation of forum rules, as quoted in the previous BC topic.

 

This topic is now closed.

 

Louis


Edited by hamluis, 11 October 2014 - 07:17 AM.





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