Joined: 29 Jan 2006 Posts: 4273 Location: Sydney Australia
Posted: Mon 15 May 2017, 05:36 Post subject:
" The bottom line is that Microsoft wants its customers to upgrade to a new platform rather than take their chances with Windows XP. That's understandable, but applying the hack is easy, if you want to give it a try. Interested? Just open Notepad and paste the following three lines of text into a blank document:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Next, save the file (the filename is unimportant) and change the file extension from TXT to REG. Finally, run the file by double clicking on it. Afterwards, you should find new updates available in Windows Update.
Another caveat: This hack only works on 32-bit versions on Windows XP. But if you have 32-bit Windows XP and you are willing to deal with the risks outlined by Microsoft's statement, this is a way to eke out a little more protection from online threats while running an unsupported operating system.
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