Microsoft warns against registry hack that allows Windows XP updates

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    They should have pulled the plug on XP all together.

    People been given time enough to upgrade.
     
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    it's like the dx10 hack on XP: it work but M$ cannot support it... almost normal position.
     
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    CrazY_Milojko Ancient Guru

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    My experience/impressions with this Windows XP update registry tweaks here
     

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    for the bank it wasn't possible as they have not released the tool fast enough (this is why most of the cash machine are still on XP). this is why M$ extand xp support on those.
     
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    "Embedded POSReady 2009"

    meaning it's readily a Piece Of Sh*t... har har!
     
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    Of course they warn against it, how else will they get millions from companies for continued support
     
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    Veeshush Maha Guru

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    I tried it a few days ago, it works: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/how-to-update-windows-xp-after-end-of-support.364219/

    • Security Update for WEPOS and POSReady 2009 (KB2926765)
      Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for WEPOS and POSReady 2009 (KB2953522)
      Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2003 (KB2932079)

    I wouldn't rely on it to keep an XP box secure though. You're better off just locking your system down and using a browser that isn't IE.
     
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    So.... MS thinks you'll remain MORE secure on an officially unsupported OS than a hacked version designed to keep up in an environment where hacking, malware, and thievery is more likely to happen (compared to at home)? I know they're desperate to get people to leave XP alone but this is ridiculous.
     
  10. JulesCools

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    They are in effect publicising the availability of continued updates, why would they do that?
     

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    If I were using XP I would just use a different Web browser than IE8.

    Also another reason why MS says to avoid this update hack is because the updates might not be 100% compatible and could cause a problem. Because of different code in the kernel. Xp Vs Windows Embedded POS Ready 2009 vs Server 2003.
     
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    No, they are simply covering their ass. If some stupid network manager decides they can get continued support this way and a year from now loses multiple machines due to some issue they can't come back and attack Microsoft.
     
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    like i been saying all these years alot places still use XP, and those people that have no choice to update the OS are gona use a OS that works similar which will probably be win7 and alot business are not willing to update there os every 2 years or so cause cost to much to do it let alone retrain people costing them more.

    MS doesnt exactly help with the way the handle things. or try to force feed people changes.
     
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    POSReady 2009 is a heavily locked down OS designed specifically for Point of Sale Ready machines. Seems just like on most other forums, those who know the least about this yell the loudest.

    XP updates are dead. POS Ready 2009 and XP are 2 different OS's. Of course, it is your computer, do whatever you want, just do not come crying to Microsoft when you broke your machine with a non compatible update.
     
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    That's what I have named it as well. Since I have worked with it on slow Celeron hardware. Last year was hell.
     

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