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Windows 7: Support for WINDOWS XP ending April 2014

03 Feb 2014   #1
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Support for WINDOWS XP ending April 2014

When support for XP ends this April, I can understand that no further Security/Enhancement updates will be coming down the pipe. My question is this - If I have to reload my Windows XP SP1 system, will updates prior to April 2014 still be available to download & install. IE: Sp2, Sp3 etc.
Or does no support mean exactly that - zero updates available ever?
Regards all
JohnnyA


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03 Feb 2014   #2
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)
 
 

I would think that April will be a great time for Macrium Reflect. That will be my security blanket.

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04 Feb 2014   #3
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

On other forums, people laughed at me for saving each and every Windows Update executable that I had installed for my version of XP over 8 years. My only concern is if Microsoft will still activate a fresh XP (re)install.
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04 Feb 2014   #4
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I agree that doing a fresh install and downloading all updates before April, then creating an image with Macrium Reflect and putting it on the shelf for a rainy day is the prudent way to go.

However, I still do not have an answer to my original question. -- Will previous updates still be available for download.
Cheers
JohnnyA
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04 Feb 2014   #5
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The end of support for XP just means that no NEW updates will be produced. XP activation, access to service packs, and Windows update (for existing updates) will continue to operate as before. In time Windows update will cease to work, probably because of an unsupported version of Internet Explorer.

Edit: Service packs and the updates themselves will be available from Microsoft for years to come.
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04 Feb 2014   #6
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Many thanks for that definitive reply.
Cheers
JohnnyA
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