Windows 10: XP SP3 VM -- installing updates!!!!!

  1.    23 Apr 2018 #1

    XP SP3 VM -- installing updates!!!!!


    Hi folks

    strange here

    but my WinXP system is actually installing updates !!!
    Maybe I had an old file that contained the updates but don't think so !!

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    Cheers

    jimbo
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  2.    23 Apr 2018 #2

    hmm Ill have to check that on mine, will need to reinstall VMware.
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  3. Posts : 3,355
    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1803 Build 17134.228 (Branch: RS4 Release Preview)
       23 Apr 2018 #3

    All the files for updating XP are still located at Microsoft servers, including Microsoft Update Catalog. This is why the updates are still found. :)
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       23 Apr 2018 #4

    I recently took my WinXP w/SP3 out of 2 years of storage and it also did some updates after connecting.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       23 Apr 2018 #5

    Berton said: View Post
    I recently took my WinXP w/SP3 out of 2 years of storage and it also did some updates after connecting.

    I think Microsoft released an update for XP during the wannacry scare.
    Last edited by sml156; 24 Apr 2018 at 19:41.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 1803 - 17134.5 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       23 Apr 2018 #6
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  7.    24 Apr 2018 #7

    My XP isn't updating:

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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       24 Apr 2018 #8

    That update Barman58 linked seems to make the assumption SP3 is already installed. Mine was and got the update without problem. SP3 was the last for WinXP.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       24 Apr 2018 #9

    swarfega said: View Post
    My XP isn't updating:
    I stopped using XP years before it went into EOL (April 8, 2014), I'm guessing that you are running that in a VM, I would look at your update history and see if you have any updates dated after that. Microsoft released the update for wannacry (smb 1 vulnerability) for all activated XP users still connected to the net with auto update enabled.

    5/15/2017 - Download Security Update for Windows XP SP3 (KB4012598) from Official Microsoft Download Center

    Windows XP Service Pack 3 KB936929
    https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=Windows%20XP%20Service%20Pack%203%20(KB936929)

    After XP's EOL Microsoft sold extended support and updates to large Corporation's and Government's for multi millions of dollars each for one year, Some clever people found a way to avoid paying with a simple registry hack.

    Interesting FYI:
    Some of those corporations were bank's, Yes when you stick your bank card into a debit machine it is highly likely that it is still running a XP based OS. (search: "jackpotting bank machines news" to learn more about the latest vulnerability -- please only go to reputable news sites you may get hacked otherwise)
    Last edited by sml156; 24 Apr 2018 at 22:12.
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  10.    25 Apr 2018 #10

    Hi thanks for the input. Indeed, we are just running XP in VM for fun and memories. I stopped using XP when Vista was released. Will look at what you have said.
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