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    • hansi
    • By hansi 19th Jun 17, 5:06 AM
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    XP update for wannacry issue
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    • 19th Jun 17, 5:06 AM
    XP update for wannacry issue 19th Jun 17 at 5:06 AM
    Microsoft say they are taking the unprecedented action of issuing a security update to XP users following the ransomware attack. This is pretty useless to me who still uses XP as most browsers won't suppport it any more and therefore can't download the update.

    I would stress that I only use my desktop running XP as I have a lot of photos on there and most of my installed software won't work with XP. I have a separate Windows 10 laptop for online transactions.
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    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 19th Jun 17, 8:03 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 8:03 AM
    Well presumably MS's statistics show that there are enough people out there still using XP who do have a working browser to make it worth issuing the update. I'm not sure why you would have an issue with that.
    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 19th Jun 17, 8:28 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 8:28 AM
    Ive downloaded it onto 2 XP PC's with out of date browsers with no issue
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    • hansi
    • By hansi 19th Jun 17, 9:34 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 9:34 AM
    Ive downloaded it onto 2 XP PC's with out of date browsers with no issue
    Originally posted by Browntoa

    Would you mind telling me which browsers please?
    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 19th Jun 17, 9:37 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 9:37 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 9:37 AM
    I also have a "spare" PC with XP on it and last week I fired it up (periodic exercise) and it didn't offer any downloads for updates. I'll try again today.
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 19th Jun 17, 9:38 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 9:38 AM
    Opera ?
    Slimjet ?
    Running with scissors since 1978
    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 19th Jun 17, 9:49 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 9:49 AM
    Would you mind telling me which browsers please?
    Originally posted by hansi

    Chrome and IE


    got the feeling I didn't do it from windows update but direct to the download itself


    http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4012598


    https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/13/microsoft-windowsxp-wannacrypt-nhs-patch/


    but now there's an update available for unsupported systems too, including Windows XP, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2003, which you can grab here (note: if that link isn't working then there are direct download links available in the Security blog post).
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    • DavidP24
    • By DavidP24 19th Jun 17, 11:24 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 11:24 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 11:24 AM
    Download the update from here

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/05/12/customer-guidance-for-wannacrypt-attacks/

    XP

    Download the Windows XP SP3 x86 fix HERE:

    http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/csa/csa/secu/2017/02/windowsxp-kb4012598-x86-custom-enu_eceb7d5023bbb23c0dc633e46b9c2f14fa6ee9dd.exe

    For Browsing issue just go download an old version of Firefox, set it to never update.

    Migrate these XP builds to virtual machines.
    Thanks, don't you just hate people with sigs !
    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 19th Jun 17, 1:59 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 1:59 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 1:59 PM
    I also have a "spare" PC with XP on it and last week I fired it up (periodic exercise) and it didn't offer any downloads for updates. I'll try again today.
    Originally posted by Le_Kirk
    Just to update: -
    I found KB4012583 by using Firefox, downloaded and installed ...........and it still works! Thanks for the heads up peeps!
    • Tiexen
    • By Tiexen 19th Jun 17, 9:08 PM
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    I would stress that I only use my desktop running XP as I have a lot of photos on there
    Originally posted by hansi
    I hope you have backed them up?
    • hansi
    • By hansi 20th Jun 17, 5:57 AM
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    I hope you have backed them up?
    Originally posted by Tiexen
    Yes I have
    • hansi
    • By hansi 20th Jun 17, 6:00 AM
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    Chrome and IE


    got the feeling I didn't do it from windows update but direct to the download itself


    http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4012598


    https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/13/microsoft-windowsxp-wannacrypt-nhs-patch/


    but now there's an update available for unsupported systems too, including Windows XP, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2003, which you can grab here (note: if that link isn't working then there are direct download links available in the Security blog post).
    Originally posted by Browntoa
    Thank you so much. I downloaded it from the link in your last paragraph. Very much appreciated
    • I have spoken
    • By I have spoken 20th Jun 17, 7:25 AM
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    >I have a lot of photos on there and most of my installed software won't work with XP<

    You mean Windows 10? Have you tried running the s/w in XP compatibility mode?
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