When microsoft ends it's updates for XP

  Newuser2533 13:56 16 May 2009

I am happy with XP and will be using it for the next three years.
I recently had cause to repair my Windows installation and it went well.
I had to re download all the updates from the Microsoft site....some 30 in total, also with no problem.
If this happens, after Microsoft finishes with it's support of XP, where can I go to reload the updates that were available prior to Microsoft ending it's support,or can I some how save them on another drive prior to the possible repair of my Windows installation.
I hope this makes sense.

  Stuartli 14:18 16 May 2009

You can use AutoPatcher:

click here


click here

It would be worth saving them to a CD-R used in multisession form to keep them up to date.

  Stuartli 14:40 16 May 2009

A useful website for tips, tricks etc links for XP:

click here

  DieSse 15:24 16 May 2009

Of course, if you have a properly coordinated backup scheme, you should never need to re-install windows - just re-install the last backup, and you'll have a fully updated, all programs and data incorporated working system.

Acronis True Image will do that for you quite painlessly.

  User-1229748 15:32 16 May 2009

all excellent advice above and a thread yesterday with this link says xp will be supported till 2014 so it's all good for your next three yearsclick here

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Huawei MateBook X Pro review

8 digital brands that designed custom typefaces to save millions

How to speed up a slow Mac

Comment résoudre des problèmes d’impressions ?