XP Updates till 2019

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by btf-tribal, May 24, 2014.

  1. btf-tribal

    btf-tribal MDL Junior Member

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    create a txt file and put the following in:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA\PosReady]
    "Installed"=dword:00000001


    rename it to : update.reg and execute it.

    Windows xp will be reconized as Windows pos ready
     
  2. steven4554

    steven4554 MDL Addicted

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    Useful, until MS finds a way to block it
     
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  3. BenDarrenBach

    BenDarrenBach MDL Novice

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    #3 BenDarrenBach, May 26, 2014
    Last edited: May 26, 2014
    more info

    This is what I have found on this:

    "Use notepad to copy the following and save as .reg file - and then run
    it (double-click the file).

    ==========
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\WindowsEmbedded\ProductVersion]
    "FeaturePackVersion"="SP3"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA\WEPOS]
    "Installed"=dword:00000000

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA\WES]
    "Installed"=dword:00000000

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA\PosReady]
    "Installed"=dword:00000001
    ===========

    Restart your computer, and make sure WindozeUpdate service is running.
    You will see there are updates for you to install! And your XP PC will
    continue to receive MS patches until the year 2019.

    This is for 32-bit XP. There is a different method for 64-bit version
    of XP (by spoofing Windows 2003 server).

    This trick works because for the purposes of WindowsUpdate, it makes WU
    think you're running POS2009 (Point Of Service 2009) which is basically
    XP for cash registers and other "point-of-service" PC's. Microsoft
    provides update support for POS2009 until 2019."
     
  4. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Government pays millions for extended support from MS for XP - MDL uses a text file :D
     
  5. EFA11

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    isn't that how it always goes? lol

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  6. +X^N

    +X^N MDL Novice

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    I'm glad :
    Will these updates make XP 'safe' to go on the internet?
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    My machines are old ,
    so why would I want to update the OS
    when the machine boots fine into WinXP --
    just do not go onto the internet in XP in the future.
    .
    At present I installed a RHEL clone (SL) in dual-boot on all of my machines that go onto the internet ,
    but it would be useful sometimes to use WindOS.
     
  7. Oz

    Oz MDL Expert

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    Because it can do things which has been removed in newer versions.
     
  8. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Yea, you mean crash ?
     
  9. BenDarrenBach

    BenDarrenBach MDL Novice

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    #9 BenDarrenBach, May 27, 2014
    Last edited: May 27, 2014
    "These changes give your PC the ability to continue to receive updates, patches and fixes directly from Microsoft via Windows Update until the year 2019"...so I would say "yes"! :empathy3:

    M$'s Official Comment: neowin.net/news/microsoft-warns-against-registry-hack-that-allows-windows-xp-updates (C/P I am forbidden to link!!!)
     
  10. BenDarrenBach

    BenDarrenBach MDL Novice

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    Possibly to give information to those who can not update their OS or choose not to...:tea:
     
  11. Humphrey

    Humphrey MDL Expert

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    Ive forgotten the name of what it is- but one of the things is XP is best to use when trying to hack up a program. Seen a dude reverse engine the activation process on a program.
     
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  13. tenbucks

    tenbucks MDL Novice

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    MS just wants people to pay for Windows 8 that's all. Of course they would say that. We all know better.
     
  14. BenDarrenBach

    BenDarrenBach MDL Novice

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    Thanks for re-posting Neowin...as I am not a trusted subject in this digital:suicide: kingdom!
     
  15. booBot

    booBot MDL Novice

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    #15 booBot, May 28, 2014
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    Huge, HUGE THANKS for sharing this information.

    Got my first updates since April-2014.

    (winXP-SP3 PRO)

    PS
    Does it matter which one of the three possible types of string parameters the FeaturePackVersion should actually be?
    (I made it the REG_SZ type)
     
  16. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    Hah, looks like I did it the hard way.

    I was approaching it from trying to "change" the operating system to a different edition, with the difficult offline registry hack to the ProductSuite that crashed more often than it worked. The simpler one reported by theregister and other sources works good enough for now.
     
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  17. oldsh_t

    oldsh_t MDL Expert

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    We will see, and if this keeps working, another slap in the face to the big man M$:D
     
  18. Agret

    Agret MDL Novice

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    Well that's not entirely true, Windows embedded POS is Windows XP yes but it has a bunch of components removed from it. This means that those components will not receive updates so you can't say that it will be safe for sure.

    You are better off installing Windows embedded POS if you want to continue running XP as then you don't have to worry about any compatibility issues and unsupported components.

    forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/40191-Windows-Embedded-POSReady-2009

    lol can't post links to threads inside their own forums cause less than 10 posts so copy/paste
     
  19. BenDarrenBach

    BenDarrenBach MDL Novice

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    #19 BenDarrenBach, May 30, 2014
    Last edited: May 30, 2014
    The latest I got from another forum was that XP became "non genuine" (after a week) and would not update...I will see how it goes on my old set-up?! :wacko:
     
  20. BenDarrenBach

    BenDarrenBach MDL Novice

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    Also found this from omeHomeGuy: "There are ABSOLUTELY NO OTHER REPORTS of other systems experiencing WGA
    failures because of using the POS2009 hack.

    What also could have happened is that when you were performing the
    WindowsUpdate check, you chose "Automatic" instead of "Custom", and by
    choosing automatic you did not pick and choose which updates were being
    downloaded, and you downloaded one of those WGA validation checks and
    your system failed the check (which happens many times, even on legit
    systems).

    I always tell people who manually update XP to never download the WGA
    "Genuine Validation" update, and to de-select it from the update list so
    the system will never download it even when they switch to automatic
    instead of custom update. "