On the Internet is circulating the news that it is very easy to continue to receive Windows XP security updates until April 2019, hackers discovered that it is possible using updates for Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 based on Windows XP Service Pack 3.
In fact, the security updates which are being released for POSReady 2009 are the same updates necessary for Microsoft XP OS. Because the extended support for Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 systems ends after 5 years, Microsoft will continue to deliver security updates and patches till April 9th, 2019.
Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 is the operating system designed by Microsodt
” (POS) systems.
POS machines most likely use Microsoft XP, users are not allowed to directly install security updates for Windows Embedded POSReady 2009, but they need to modify Windows registration database.
These are the steps necessary to install the security updates in your Windows XP:
- Open Notepad and create a new file.
- Add the following code to the file:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
- Save file as .reg extension and run it by double clicks.
- Once executed, you will find lots of pending updates in your Windows Action Center.
Obviously there is no guarantee that your system is fully protected with this trick, is in any case preferable to migrate to a newer operating system for which they are supplied security updates.