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I just installed windows XP as a dual boot with windows 7 for much older games that wont work on anything but XP and older. But i totally forgot windows XP support was cut back in 2014. Does that mean it wont update at all anymore? like am i stuck with whatever version was on my install disk or does that just mean no more new updates will be made?
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If anything you can just donwload a version that has all the updates build in.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

If anything you can just donwload a version that has all the updates build in.

how would i go about doing that without it being illegal? i have time warner so i need to be careful.
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Here you go. http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/software/8053/how-to-slipstream-an-xp-disc-with-sp3-and-all-other-updates

Downloading ISOs is not illegal. You can get the ISO directly from Microsoft.
    
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Here you go. http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/software/8053/how-to-slipstream-an-xp-disc-with-sp3-and-all-other-updates

Downloading ISOs is not illegal. You can get the ISO directly from Microsoft.

tell that to time warner i downloaded the windows 8.1 iso for my brother right from microsofts website and i got a copyright strike on my account

also that link is useless. microsoft removed the updates from their servers so using a tool to download them wont do anything but throw out a million and 1 errors.
Edited by philhalo66 - 2/7/16 at 7:34am
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I didn't know the updates had been taken out.

You've got two options for an updated XP install (that I know of)

1.) You can modify the registry to make XP show up as "XP embedded" which is still getting updates and will continue to be updated until 2018 or whatever it is. I think it's embedded. It's what ATMs etc type devices use. I haven't tried it but so far as I know it hasn't been blocked or anything.

2.) There is an "unofficial service pack 4" available. I keep meaning to try it out.

I actually downloaded and slip-streamed all the XP updates (along with the .NET/ VC Runtimes and IE 8/updates) apparently right before they were taken down.

Since I don't want to violate any OCN rules I'll let you look those things up on your own. Should be easy find both those things. Actually you probably want try to the enthusiast SP4 and mark the OS as embedded so you keep getting updates. I mean if that's really the way you want to go.

Kind of surprised nobody else replied with one or both of these suggestions.
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