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by Paul Stenning
Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Old Posted News
Replies: 692
Views: 284653

Re: Microsoft Launches Unannounced Mandatory Windows 7 Updat

I will check that, though if it was offered my Windows Update I'd have installed it. I don't really use IE anyway, I normally use Firefox.
by Paul Stenning
Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Old Posted News
Replies: 692
Views: 284653

Re: Microsoft Launches Unannounced Mandatory Windows 7 Updat

2957689 wouldn't install on one of my Win7 PCs - it sticks at 99%.
by Paul Stenning
Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Old Posted News
Replies: 692
Views: 284653

Re: How to Update Windows XP After End of Support

Still working with the June updates. :)
by Paul Stenning
Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Old Posted News
Replies: 692
Views: 284653

Re: Chart Shows That Windows XP Users Don't Care About EOS

Doesn't surprise me at all. I'm sure if Windows 7 Home Premium was still available as a retail upgrade pack at a sensible price more home users would move to that, but the only option for them now is Windows 8.1, either upgrade or new PC, and many people still don't like it. Thankfully second hand W...
by Paul Stenning
Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Old Posted News
Replies: 692
Views: 284653

Re: How to Update Windows XP After End of Support

Yes my virtual WinXP Pro seems to be working fine still, though some have said that the registry patch isn't accepted or that no more updates are found once applying it. It'll be interesting to see what happens next Tuesday.
by Paul Stenning
Fri May 30, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Old Posted News
Replies: 692
Views: 284653

Re: How to Update Windows XP After End of Support

Feedback on another forum suggests this no longer works. Not a surprise really, and probably not difficult for Microsoft to block.
by Paul Stenning
Sat May 24, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Old Posted News
Replies: 692
Views: 284653

Re: How to Update Windows XP After End of Support

Attached shows my results on a virtual Windows XP installation (in VirtualBox). Product now identified as XP Embedded and two new updates found. The previous updates on 14th May is when I set up the virtual PC. Of course this being known makes it even easier for hackers to reverse engineer the updat...
by Paul Stenning
Fri May 09, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Old Posted News
Replies: 692
Views: 284653

Re: Windows XP Officially Out of Patch Tuesday Rollouts

From the email bulletin I got from Microsoft (now deleted, sorry) some of the patches are for Windows Server 2003 which I assume is still supported and uses a similar codebase to XP.
by Paul Stenning
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Old Posted News
Replies: 692
Views: 284653

Re: Windows XP Still Refuses to Die

My client is based in a different part of the country to me so the aim is to have it as easy to look after from afar as possible. Their current Windows XP setup has served them well for many years. Work is stored on a NAS drive (two disks in RAID 1) with daily backups to USB drives that are swapped ...
by Paul Stenning
Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Old Posted News
Replies: 692
Views: 284653

Re: Windows XP Still Refuses to Die

We have no use for that many old PCs. They will be going to a computer recycling charity http://www.jamies.org.uk/ so will hopefully be refurbished and resold.