UPDATE [22/5/2014]: Sebijk reported that a simple registry tweak is enough for WU to show the latest POSReady updates on Windows XP. This method has been tested and works on any XP build.
Add the following registry keys (INF Format):
and restart the computer. Then run WU to get the latest updates.
ORIGINAL METHOD:The latest Patch tuesday updates have been easily ported to a Windows XP virtual system - fully updated until April 2014.
The constraints are entirely artificial. Porting is easy as 1-2-3:
1. Modify update.inf file and remove the
from the Prerequisite section.
2. Use a patched update.exe version 184.108.40.206 or later to accept the modified update.inf file. Update.exe files differ between various languages.
UPDATE: Instructions on how to apply the patch to any language can be found here:
3. Compress to SFX EXE file. Delta compression optional.
I have already uploaded the files at RyanVM.net...
So Windows XP can have semi-official support until 2019!
Edited by harkaz, 21 May 2014 - 05:04 PM.