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XP updates

by Elton Hoxie / June 16, 2009 1:14 AM PDT

Does Microsoft update X.P. If not, what is being sent to X.P. users, and by who? We are still being offered updates, supposedly from Microsoft.

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 16, 2009 2:58 AM PDT
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Yes Microsoft offers updates for Windows XP every 2nd Thursday of the month, (or it could be every 3rd).

If you use Microsoft's Windows Defender anti-spyware utility, then it can receive updates at any time.

Can you explain your problem more?


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by Jimmy Greystone / June 16, 2009 2:59 AM PDT
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Yes, I forget the exact date when Microsoft will officially give XP a burial at sea, but it will still be a number of years yet. I want to say 2013 is the final cutoff date, but that could very easily be extended like they did with Windows 2000, and I think even NT4 before that.

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XP updates...
by H-bound / June 16, 2009 4:24 AM PDT
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by Elton Hoxie / June 16, 2009 4:49 AM PDT
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Thank you. Now I will turn on my Windows updates.

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(NT) (NT) Happy computing :D
by H-bound / June 16, 2009 5:08 AM PDT
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Yep. Patch Tuesday, not Thursday.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 16, 2009 5:14 AM PDT

My error, and thanks for giving the correct day.

I couldn't think of the term used, (Patch Tuesday), and Googling XP Update Thursday and similar didn't find any useful results. Now I know why! Happy


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