Seconly, Microsoft has stated that using this trick may not work as expected, and updates could in fact break the home edition of XP.Of course, the company has a vested interest in that, but that doesn't mean you should ignore what it's saying.Rather, Microsoft is continuing to support Windows Embedded Industry for another five years until April 2019.
We'll show you how to do that in this article, but first a couple of words of warning.
First, there's no guarantee that this trick will keep working and the loophole could be shut down.
Next, right-click the Desktop and select New, Text Document. If you've got the right file extension, the icon image will change from one of a document to one with a blue cube.
Make sure you've got the right icon type (right) for files Next, right-click and select Edit. Enter or copy and paste the following information: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMWPAPos Ready]"Installed"=dword:00000001Save the file and shut down Notepad.
Important system files and the Registry will be backed up.
System Restore will back up important system files and the Windows Registry You can restore them by restoring the Restore Point you created either in the normal Windows version of System Restore or by starting your computer in Safe Mode if it won't boot into normal Windows.The beauty of the two systems being so interlinked is that updates designed for one system should work on the other.As discovered on Beta News, tricking your home edition of XP into thinking its Windows Embedded POSReady means you get updates for the next five years.As many companies have found to their cost, installing security updates can be the difference between a working PC and a desk-sized paperweight.Thankfully, although Microsoft has long since abandoned support for the operating system, Microsoft is still continuing to develop updates, even if they aren't strictly intended for Windows XP users.To start in Safe Mode restart your computer and hit F8 during the initial Power On Self Test (POST) screens.