These companies pay Microsoft for that, usually because they were not able or willed to migrate computer's running Windows XP to another operating system before the extended support phase for the system ended.
There is another exception to the end of support rule: Windows Embedded Industry, formerly known as Windows Embedded POSReady, operating systems continue to receive updates.
Windows 7 is the next generation of operating system due from Microsoft and it is still working on a planned release for early 2010 – on target for the three year window after the release of Windows Vista.
This article is a complete walk through on the steps taken when attempting to upgrade your Windows XP Professional SP3 installation to Windows 7 Ultimate edition.
A service pack (SP) is a Windows update, often combining previously released updates, that helps make Windows more reliable.
Service packs, it includes security and performance improvements and support for new types of hardware.
While POSReady systems are very similar to Windows XP systems, it is recommended to back up the system before you make any changes as differences between the systems may result in issues after installing updates designed for it.
While some companies and organizations are still receiving updates for the operating system, end users do not.
The user must log in as the administrator or have administrator rights to solve the issue.
To register the Windows update, some DLLs of the operating system have to be registered manually.
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