Updating xp like vista
March’s security patches included fixes for hacking tools that were leaked from the NSA, and Microsoft didn’t acknowledge the source of the security flaw reports then either.
There has been speculation that The Shadow Brokers, a group that leaked the NSA exploits, tipped Microsoft in advance to the previous exploits.
A driver update isn't always a fix-it task, either.
An updated driver might enable new features for the hardware, something I see on a regular basis with popular video cards and sound cards.
Some estimates put its current marketshare among all desktop computer operating systems at less than one percent.
By contrast, Windows 7, which Microsoft scrambled to released two years after Vista in 2009, is currently the most popular operating system in the world, used on roughly half of all personal computers. You don't want to be the person who gets hacked because they were running exposed Windows Vista.
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.
The patches will be made available on Microsoft’s Download Center or Windows Update.
Microsoft issued a “highly unusual” patch for Windows XP last month to help prevent the spread of the massive Wanna Cry malware.
Unless you've disabled restore points, Windows Update creates a restore point prior to installing a batch of updates.
Do a system restore to that restore point to remove this batch of updates.
Which means, if you're somehow stuck with Microsoft's least popular operating system, it's time to move on. That lack of support after April 11—which applies to Internet Explorer 9 as well—doesn't just mean basic inattention.
From here on out there will be no more Vista security patches, no more bug fixes, and no more technical help.
Six years is a long time to make people wait, no matter how great the replacement. A decade later, Microsoft's finally pulling the plug on support tomorrow.