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How to keep running legacy installations of Windows XP after Microsoft stops supporting it in 2014
Posted on Sep 24 2013 10:16 AM by xper in Windows

How to keep running legacy installations of Windows XP after Microsoft stops supporting it in 2014. Microsoft to withdraw support for Windows XP Service Pack 3 in July 2014: what it means?
 
The end of support for Windows XP doesn't mean that Windows Update will suddenly stop working either. It just means that no new updates will appear. Microsoft could decide to remove them at any time, of course.
 
If you'd rather not make an image of your hard disk, you can create a ‘slipstream' installation CD for XP containing SP3 and any remaining updates published up until the end of support.
 
This will prevent you having to install SP3 and then re-download all the subsequent updates each time you re-install. The updates will be installed with Windows – effectively the 'SP4' version you mention. 
 
A simple way of doing this would be to download nLite from www.nliteos.com
 
This is a graphical utility which will let you create your own Windows XP installation CD incorporating any service pack or updates you wish, so they will appear pre-installed when your installation disc is used.
 
You can also add your own selection of additional drivers and applications if you want to save even more time. 
 
Need help: nLite Forum 
Read more: PC Advisor
 
 








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