One of my XP systems received a Windows Update "intended to notify customers of the Windows XP End of Support date, April 8,. 2014."
The information page for this Update says, among other things, that
This update enables the function that sends a notification to Windows XP users about the end of support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014.
Here's a possibly silly question: Microsoft is notifying XP users about a Windows Update regarding the end of support on April 8 that tells people that there is a Windows Update to notify them of the end of support on April 8.
I don't understand the point of making a (504KB ) Windows Update for this, as the purpose has already been served by the one-sentence notification about the update.
The only scenario where I see this having any use is for people who have set automatic updates and never check to see what they are, just allowing Microsoft to install whatever it wants on their PCs. And who in addition have somehow managed to get this far without learning of the impending EOS for XP.
Is that what this update is for? I almost felt like it was malware of some sort.