Xp updating

[UPDATE:] Late Monday we received a statement from a Microsoft spokesperson: 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.

There is simply no way to upgrade from Windows XP and keep your files, settings and programs.So while Microsoft has attempted to make the rolling out Windows 10 as pain-free as possible, integrating numerous machines with the operating system will be a massive job, not to mention a costly one.Read next: The actual price to move machines from XP to Windows 10 is a lot when multiplied by X amount of PCs.Windows XP isn't eligible for a free update to Windows 10.That is more of a concern for home- rather than business users of Windows, but if you are running a Windows XP shop and looking to upgrade, there will be a cost attached.Notice that two of the displayed updates are for WEPOS (Windows Embedded Point of Service) and Windows POSReady 2009.The others are for Windows Server 2003, which runs the same kernel and many other components as Windows XP.It isn't a limitation of Windows 10 but a built-in limitation of XP.For one thing, your colleagues will be surprised at how much quicker their computers will be once you install a fresh version of Windows.The malware shutting down everything from hospitals to delivery companies was proof if anything of the extreme consequences of unpatched machines.Support officially ended for Windows XP in April 2014.