Windows XP customers also run a significant risk of functionality issues with their machines if they install these updates, as they are not tested against Windows XP.
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Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP in April 2014, but the software giant is now taking the unprecedented move of including it in the company’s Patch Tuesday round of security updates today.
“In reviewing the updates for this month, some vulnerabilities were identified that pose elevated risk of cyberattacks by government organizations, sometimes referred to as nation-state actors, or other copycat organizations,” says Adrienne Hall, general manager of crisis management at Microsoft.
Williams says that the hack, included just below, makes the system look like Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 which will continue to receive updated until April 9, 2019.
To apply the hack, create a text file with a extension and the contents below: The screen capture is from our own tests, which appear to work.
“To address this risk, today we are providing additional security updates along with our regular Update Tuesday service.
These security updates are being made available to all customers, including those using older versions of Windows.” Microsoft says it is releasing updates for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and all other more recent unsupported and supported versions of Windows due to an “elevated risk” of attacks that are similar to the Wanna Cry malware.
Microsoft isn’t explaining who or what has tipped the company off to these potential new attacks.
March’s security patches included fixes for hacking tools that were leaked from the NSA, and Microsoft didn’t acknowledge the source of the security flaw reports then either.
This is a 1.2GB ISO file that offers XP users a wealth of "missing" features sorted into categories such as Support, Applications, Games, Multimedia, Power Toys, Downloads, Hidden Options, Tablet PC and Media Center.