Features Of Windows 8
Microsoft ended the support for Windows XP operating system last April and since then, many people were in search for tips on how to upgrade to Windows 8 and Windows 7. However, many other Windows XP customers have made a few changes in the registry entries of the operating system, which in turn allows them to install security updates in the operating system. Becoming aware of this new hack, Microsoft has now issued warning to all such users to refrain from this hack as it could put their operating system in more trouble.
A statement from Microsoft reads, “We recently became aware of a hack that purportedly aims to provide security updates to Windows XP customers. The security updates that could be installed are intended for Windows Embedded and Windows Server 2003 customers and do not fully protect Windows XP customers”. It further adds, “Windows XP customers also run a significant risk of functionality issues with their machines if they install these updates, as they are not tested against Windows XP. The best way for Windows XP customers to protect their systems is to upgrade to a more modern operating system, like Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.”
With the new hack, Windows XP users will be able to download and install the updates that are intended for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Embedded Industry. However, note that neither Windows Server 2003 nor Windows Embedded are similar to Windows XP and therefore, installing the security updates for a different OS on XP could lead to contradictory results.
Windows 8 Installation
Windows XP was released 13 years ago and since then it has been a major player in the market. Even four months after the end of support date, it is estimated that this operating system runs on more than 18 percent of computers in the world. This shows the massive customer base of the operating system and its popularity.
Windows XP works fine on machines with low hardware configurations. In addition, the operating system had a simple interface and was faster than its predecessors. This created a large number of fans for the operating system and large number of customers did not upgrade to even Windows 7, which is considered as the best ever operating system from Microsoft.
If you intend to upgrade to Windows 8 or Windows 7, you may run the Windows Upgrade Assistant tool, which will help you to find out whether your computer is ready for the upgrade or not.
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