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Can I not install a Fresh cokpy of XP amd get updates?
« on: October 15, 2014, 03:14:58 PM »
What I have read on this is not very good.
It appears that the number if updates is just short of infinity.
http://www.wpuniverse.com/vb/showthread.php?36003-Can-XP-be-installed-after-support-ends-on-April-8-2014-%28Answer-YES%29
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To emphasize one thing that Alastair said: you may, if you want, create a "slipstreamed" CD for installing XP on modern computers, but the only reason to do is to save time when installing XP in the future. A slipstreamed CD is useful for adding network drivers, hard disk drivers, USB 3.0 drivers, etc. to the original XP disk, without installing them afterwards. But this is only for convenience. You will never require a slipstreamed CD to install XP - ever.

I am not happy with that kind of answer.  How do you ever get the updates.

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Re: Can I not install a Fresh cokpy of XP amd get updates?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2014, 04:21:21 PM »
You read too much...yet not enough...
All XP updates are out there and available up until they shut it down...

Much ado 'bout nothing.
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Re: Can I not install a Fresh cokpy of XP amd get updates?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2014, 04:03:30 PM »
Read This!

Microsoft has shut down support for Windows XP.  That means NO More updates, NO More customer support and no more copies of the OS on store shelves.

We can run what we've got and that's it.  Don't expect anything more from MS pertaining to XP.

But do we really need anything more from MS?  Well, I don't!  Never really did!

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Re: Can I not install a Fresh cokpy of XP amd get updates?
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2014, 09:07:59 PM »
TheShadow,
Thanks  for the reply. I wish MS has done a SP4 before they dumped XP. The number of updates after SP3 is a  very large number.  :'(

I do see that some places claim  to have 'Windows XP SP4 Unofficial Final' for download. Maybe I will download n it into my sandbox. Likely has malware.


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Re: Can I not install a Fresh cokpy of XP amd get updates?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2014, 03:32:20 PM »
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Microsoft has shut down support for Windows XP.  That means NO More updates,
I repaired a friend's compter last week that couldn't connect to the internet for quite some time. It downloaded SP3 and more than 60 updates when I repaired it.
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Re: Can I not install a Fresh cokpy of XP amd get updates?
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2014, 05:00:44 PM »
As i said...
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Re: Can I not install a Fresh cokpy of XP amd get updates?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2014, 07:36:01 PM »
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I wish MS has done a SP4 before they dumped XP. The number of updates after SP3 is a  very large number.

You can make a slipstream of XP SP3 that has all these updates, so you can perform a clean install and not have any more patching to do, just the Windows activation which is a requirement to avoid it locking you out after 30 days.

The SP4 unofficial is just a roll up, the same as SP3 fully patched into a slipstream.  :-\