We all know now that the old Windows XP operating system has been removed from the list of products that are offered official Microsoft Windows support. Though the operating system software has outlived most operating systems developed by the software maker, its death meant that millions of Windows XP users would not be receiving any kind of official support from the world’s leading software manufacturer Microsoft. Microsoft was at its wit’s end with Windows XP, because the company had to extend the end of support dates many times for Windows XP, due to pressure from users and the overwhelming number of requests from many SMBs and Windows XP users across the globe. However, this time it’s real, and there will be no more extensions to the official end of support, Windows XP is actually dead.
The death of Windows XP means users will not be receiving official security updates, feature updates, or security patches, either paid or free. Millions of Windows XP users would have to migrate to newer systems if they want to enjoy the support provided by the software company. Lack of security updates means the Operating System is extremely unsafe for use. Even before the end of Windows support for XP, XP computers were the target of many attacks from hackers, malicious codes, malware and many other things that can potentially harm the system.
Before you decide to move on to newer Windows operating systems, something important has happened, which you should be taking into consideration. Rumor is that users can now avail the Windows XP Security Updates until April 2019! This looks contradictory to the statements made before regarding the end of official Windows XP support. Actually, this is a hack, which is not approved by the software maker. But, this tweak is useful in providing the users with what they were seeking. This is not official Windows XP support from Microsoft, but just a redirection of security patches from the Embedded OS edition of Windows XP.
First, users require making a plain text document, and adding the following information,
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Then, users need to save the above text file as xp.reg
Next, Windows users need to double-click on this newly-created text file (registry file), and you will see that the contents are added to the registry.
Once completed, you will continue to receive Windows XP security patches until April 2019.
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