Expand the life of Windows XP

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You can use a simple registry edit to expand the life of the Windows XP updates.  Copy the following lines into a text file, rename it with a ".reg" extension.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA\PosReady]
"Installed"=dword:00000001

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It does come with a warning though that it might eventually break your installation, or Microsoft will fix the hole.