do later Windows XP updates slow systems down more? planned obsolesce?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by Jimmy_Smith, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. Jimmy_Smith

    Jimmy_Smith MDL Novice

    Jun 24, 2015
    just wondering if Microsoft does it for planned obsolesce reasons?
  2. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

    Feb 18, 2013
    #2 Mutagen, Jul 22, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2015
    MS has stopped supporting XP, so there isn't any obsolescence to plan for. The only updates I have seen are those for net.framework and they haven't slowed anything down that I notice.
  3. Appzalien

    Appzalien MDL Novice

    Jan 4, 2011
    I have noticed that with each SP release for XP that the system restore function gets worse and worse until finally after SP3 you can only use it from within windows if you set a point for installing something and use it soon after you don't like the install. If you wait even a day or two, the restore will fail and you need to go into safe mode before it will work again. Its things like that which make me lean towards your assumption that either MS screws with the OS or at least fixes somethings (critical updates) at the expense of other functions. I still use XP although not so much online as within my network and for certain games. There is a lot to like about XP SP1 and a little of SP2 as well but if I'm going to have an offline gaming PC I'll use SP1 unless there are restrictions for things I want to install that require SP2 and I'll forgo SP3 altogether.
  4. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Senior Member

    May 27, 2013
    most modern applications require XP SP3 + Windows Installer (MSI) 4.5 so foregoing SP3 may not be the best option
    besides, all the XP security patches released from mid-July 2010 til April 2014 (and maybe beyond) require SP3
  5. solarstone2149

    solarstone2149 MDL Member

    Dec 11, 2009
    never experienced slowdowns with post SP3 patches
    in fact the only thing that can do that is .net s**tty framework and their garbage collector
  6. Engineer2k2

    Engineer2k2 MDL Member

    Jun 21, 2012
    I find XP SP3 the Most stable and freindly OS - Still using it and will continue.
  7. DixieKongJD

    DixieKongJD MDL Novice

    Oct 20, 2015
    Technically you can still get updates if you trick your PC into thinking it is POSReady2009 Embedded, they are compatible with XP fully as POSReady2009 is just XP with a few shell edits and changes.

    I recommend Xubuntu or Lubuntu if you have a low-end PC, however you can continue to use XP if you like.