Is it possible to hack Windows XP to continue getting updates?

Episode 1150 (2:00:59)

Tyler from Marcellus, IL
Windows XP desktop

Tyler wants to know about the hack for Windows XP that will allow it to continue receiving updates. Leo says it involves altering Windows so that it think its "Windows Embedded for POS." It requires a registry hack, though, and Microsoft frowns on it.

Tyler should check out the article from ZDNet on it here. He should make sure he backs up the registry before doing any alterations, though. This hack is for the 32 bit version of XP. If he does this, he can get security updates through 2019 -- provided Microsoft doesn't put a stop to this.

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