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XP Updates
« on: May 01, 2014, 11:42:21 AM »
I couldn't find a definitive answer to the question as to whether all previous XP security updates would still be available if I needed to re-install XP now that it's no longer supported, so I wiped the hard drive on one computer and re-installed XP from the CD that came with it. I turned on Automatic Updates and set it for three AM. At noon the next day, Windows informed me that I had 134 security updates ready to be installed, so it looks like MS hasn't abandoned us completely. I replaced Security Essentials with Avast! Free Edition - way too intrusive, but it looks like it'll do the job.

I also installed Lubuntu alongside Windows with a dual-boot option. Looks like 2014 won't be the Year of the Linux Desktop, either. Still way too 'techy' for the average user, I think.

Re: XP Updates
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2014, 12:27:51 PM »
yes, all previous updates will remain available.  as a matter of fact, if you were to install windows 2000 right now, you would have access to every update until the last one provided.

Re: XP Updates
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2014, 06:14:18 PM »
yes, all previous updates will remain available.  as a matter of fact, if you were to install windows 2000 right now, you would have access to every update until the last one provided.

Sure, that's all fine and dandy, but we what we really want is a fresh 3.1 off a 3.5" diskette install.  I'm still running 3.1 with winsock and ie 3.0 - hackers ignore me!

Re: XP Updates
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2014, 06:44:35 PM »
Sure, that's all fine and dandy, but we what we really want is a fresh 3.1 off a 3.5" diskette install.  I'm still running 3.1 with winsock and ie 3.0 - hackers ignore me!
Your Windows boots up in, what, like, a day and a half?



WHAT WHAT WHAT

Re: XP Updates
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2014, 10:06:45 PM »
yes, all previous updates will remain available.  as a matter of fact, if you were to install windows 2000 right now, you would have access to every update until the last one provided.

True and Microsoft has said it will provide one last security update for XP fixing the newly discovered security flaw in it's IE browser.

Re: XP Updates
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2014, 12:23:08 AM »
True and Microsoft has said it will provide one last security update for XP fixing the newly discovered security flaw in it's IE browser.

Originally I heard otherwise.  Did that change?

Re: XP Updates
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2014, 12:37:06 AM »
"640kb is all anyone will need"

Microsoft says many things, truly.

Re: XP Updates
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2014, 03:06:23 AM »
Your Windows boots up in, what, like, a day and a half?

WHAT WHAT WHAT

I hadn't seen/heard that one of weird al's.   Funny..  and Jackstar, if I ever meet you, I'll control-alt-delete you.

Re: XP Updates
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2014, 03:30:32 AM »
I hadn't seen/heard that one of weird al's.

You are most welcome. BTW, what color is the sky on your planet, and how do They explain how your twin towers are still standing?

Jackstar, if I ever meet you, I'll control-alt-delete you.

 Have you heard the word, "antediluvian"?

I am anteDOS.



Re: XP Updates
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2014, 05:06:42 AM »
You are most welcome. BTW, what color is the sky on your planet, and how do They explain how your twin towers are still standing?

 Have you heard the word, "antediluvian"?

I am anteDOS.

There is no sky on my planet.

Re: XP Updates
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2014, 05:10:57 AM »
There is no sky on my planet.

Great, great. At least there is porn.

Re: XP Updates
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2014, 05:43:34 AM »
Great, great. At least there is porn.

Only midget porn.

Re: XP Updates
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2014, 07:03:39 AM »
Sure, that's all fine and dandy, but we what we really want is a fresh 3.1 off a 3.5" diskette install.  I'm still running 3.1 with winsock and ie 3.0 - hackers ignore me!

I have a still-shrinkwrapped copy of WFW 3.1, serial number 000-00363.

Re: XP Updates
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2014, 12:54:36 PM »
"640kb is all anyone will need"

so that's not true?

Re: XP Updates
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2014, 01:05:04 PM »
I have a still-shrinkwrapped copy of WFW 3.1, serial number 000-00363.

it's worth $20 on ebay.  SELL WHILE YOU CAN GET THE BIG BUCKSSSS!!!!!

Re: XP Updates
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2014, 01:22:12 PM »
it's worth $20 on ebay.  SELL WHILE YOU CAN GET THE BIG BUCKSSSS!!!!!

I'm hoping to trade it for an unopened copy of Microsoft Bob.

Re: XP Updates
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2014, 01:23:55 PM »
I'm hoping to trade it for an unopened copy of Microsoft Bob.

LOL