Updating ms windows xp
“To address this risk, today we are providing additional security updates along with our regular Update Tuesday service.These security updates are being made available to all customers, including those using older versions of Windows.” Microsoft says it is releasing updates for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and all other more recent unsupported and supported versions of Windows due to an “elevated risk” of attacks that are similar to the Wanna Cry malware.Microsoft issued a “highly unusual” patch for Windows XP last month to help prevent the spread of the massive Wanna Cry malware.At least 75,000 computers in 99 countries were affected by the malware which encrypts a computer and demands a 0 ransom before unlocking it.Windows 10 Windows Update is automatically turned on in Windows 10 and cannot be turned off for home users.Only enterprise users (Windows 10 for business) can delay the installation of Windows updates.
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Microsoft patched all of its currently supported systems to fix the flaw back in March, but now there's an update available for unsupported systems too, including Windows XP, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2003, which you can grab here (note: if that link isn't working then there are direct download links available in the Security blog post).
Of course, for home users, if you're still running one of those old operating systems then yes, you should patch immediately -- and follow up with an upgrade to something current.
Since the introduction of Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft has greatly improved the way users can update their computer.
Below are steps on how to perform these updates, as well as additional recommendations to help update your computer.