Windows XP users can hack their registry to get updates, but Microsoft warns them not to


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According to industry monitor Net Applications, Windows XP is still being used on 26.29% of all computers globally. As such, it stands to reason that people would look for workarounds now that Microsoft has stopped supporting the aged operating system, and will no longer issue security updates. It turns out that a simple tweak of Windows XP’s registry allows XP users to continue getting security ...

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“The best way for Windows XP customers to protect their systems is to upgrade to a more modern operating system, like Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.”

That's the bottom line. MS=BS.

Andrea Borman

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I have tried the registry edit myself on my Windows XP computer and it worked for me. It does enable security update but then you could probably download them yourself manually from the Microsoft website. I don't update my computer much anyway. My Windows 7 PC I am using to post this only gets update when I feel like it not every week as some people do.

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