Updating ms windows xp
Notice that two of the displayed updates are for WEPOS (Windows Embedded Point of Service) and Windows POSReady 2009.
The others are for Windows Server 2003, which runs the same kernel and many other components as Windows XP.
As many companies have found to their cost, installing security updates can be the difference between a working PC and a desk-sized paperweight.
Thankfully, although Microsoft has long since abandoned support for the operating system, Microsoft is still continuing to develop updates, even if they aren't strictly intended for Windows XP users.
The malware was able to spread thanks to flaws in old versions of Windows that were originally used by the NSA to hack into PCs before being made public by the Shadow Brokers group last month.
While Microsoft quickly issued fixes for the latest versions of Windows last month, this left Windows XP unprotected.
Microsoft issued a “highly unusual” patch for Windows XP last month to help prevent the spread of the massive Wanna Cry malware.
Microsoft usually charges businesses to provide custom support agreements for older versions of Windows, which include critical and important software updates from Microsoft beyond the normal end of extended support point.
Microsoft has now issued a public patch to update XP, a move which has been described as 'highly unusual' as the vendor is typically providing custom support.
Here is how to upgrade to the latest operating system, Windows 10.
The Wanna Cry ransomware has wreaked havoc across the NHS since appearing at the end of last week, blocking staff from accessing patient data.
It has also locked down computers across many other organisations, including Telefonica and Fed Ex, taking advantages of vulnerabilities in Windows XP - an operating system Microsoft launched in 2001 and withdrew full support for in 2015.