none
What happens to Microsoft Update on XP on April 9th, 2014?

    Question

  • Howdy, y'all

    April 8th, 2014 is the second Tuesday of the month, therefore it'll be Patch Tuesday. What happens to Microsoft Update on XP SP3 on April 9th? I grasp that there will be no new patches, but what about patches already released, but not yet installed on a given PC? Many of our power users don't like (and have disabled) automatic updates, but we're gonna manually install all pending updates for our XP Pro SP3 boxes over the next coupla weeks. In anticipation of gazillions of Microsoft Update requests in the first week of April, we wanna wait until the smoke clears before downloading and installing the final XP patches, in the days and weeks after April 8th.

    Do we understand this correctly? A recent article by Mary Jo Foley suggests that Microsoft Update on XP will still download and install pending patches after April 8th:

    http://www.zdnet.com/windows-xp-end-of-support-in-april-three-more-questions-answered-7000025151/

    Thanks kindly.

    Writing from The OC.

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 4:34 AM

Answers

  • Yes, you will still have the old downloads available online. If you have missed old patches, you can download them even after 8th April. But there will be no more patches after 8th for Windows XP.

    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 5:38 AM
  • Correct, no new patches after 8th April. 

    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 6:09 AM

All replies

  • Yes, you will still have the old downloads available online. If you have missed old patches, you can download them even after 8th April. But there will be no more patches after 8th for Windows XP.

    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 5:38 AM
  • Thanks for your reply, Arnav. I presume that you mean no more "new" patches delivered by Microsoft Update after April 8th.
    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 6:08 AM
  • Correct, no new patches after 8th April. 

    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 6:09 AM