Get updates for XP till 2019

Microsoft stopped supporting the aged XP OS back in April.There are Windows XP registry hacks you can use that will allow your Windows XP PC to receive security updates once again.

However, the Windows registry can be intimidating to those who don’t often make contact with it, and messing around with anything in there could really throw your PC out of whack. Before we do , keep in mind that though these security updates should protect Windows XP PCs in theory, they haven’t been tested with the OS, and there’s no telling whether using them poses any risks. Therefore, you should proceed with the utmost caution. By using these hacks and updates, you do so at your own risk.

 

How to hack the Windows registry to get security updates for Windows XP

First, create a text document. Name the file “XP.reg,” and ensure that “.reg” is the file’s extension. In case you’re unaware of what an extension is, other extensions you’ve probably come across in the past include “.exe,” and “.doc.” We’ll follow up with an instructional piece on how to view and change file extensions manually to ensure that this step doesn’t stump you.

Once you’ve successfully renamed the file to “xp.reg,” right-click it, click “Edit,” and paste the text below into the document.

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

Then, save the file, and double-click it. Once you do that, you’re done! From here on out, Windows will pull updates that are meant for Windows Embedded Industry to your Windows XP PC. Just use Windows Update like you normally would.

Keep in mind that the above trick only applies to 32-bit versions of Windows XP.As is the case with the 32-bit hack, your mileage may vary, and installing updates originally meant for use with another OS, even one that’s similar to or based on Windows XP, could come with risks. There’s also the chance that Microsoft could put a stop to these workarounds, and therefore render the above tweaks obsolete.

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Adding Bootstrap to Joomla Template

Bootstrap Template can be added to the existing joomla template if they are not one or you can also add it to your own customized theme. You can download the necessary Bootstap files from the official site(http://getbootstrap.com/). To add Bootstrap to our template, we have to include the following files

  • bootstrap.css (or bootstrap.min.css)
  • bootstrap.js (or bootstrap.min.js)

Actually what Joomla does is that, it automatically adds few JavaScript and CSS files. Instead of the following line,

<jdoc:include type=”head” />

Joomla will replace with,

<script src=”/media/system/js/mootools-core.js” type=”text/javascript”></script>
<script src=”/media/system/js/core.js” type=”text/javascript”></script>
<script src=”/media/system/js/caption.js” type=”text/javascript”></script>
<script src=”/media/system/js/mootools-more.js” type=”text/javascript”></script>
<script src=”/media/jui/js/jquery.min.js” type=”text/javascript”></script>
<script src=”/media/jui/js/jquery-noconflict.js” type=”text/javascript”></script>
<script src=”/media/jui/js/bootstrap.min.js” type=”text/javascript”></script>

Since Joomla itself adds bootstrap js file by default, we have to add only the bootstrap css file.Go to the index.php file of the template folder. Add the following code in the index.php at the top,

<?php

$doc = JFactory::getDocument();

$doc->addStyleSheet($this->baseurl . ‘/media/jui/css/bootstrap.min.css’);

?>

Thats it. Now the bootstrap has been added to the template and you can see the difference.

Chinese government bans the use of Windows 8

The Chinese government has decided to ban the use of Windows 8 on its computers because of Microsoft’s decision to end support for Windows XP back on April 8. The move could be a significant blow to Microsoft’s business in the country.

“All computer products are not allowed to install Windows 8 operating system,” the notice reads. We assume that this also applies to Windows 8.1, though the notice doesn’t make any reference to the refreshed version of Microsoft’s dual-UI operating system.

This is just the latest chapter in a tense relationship between the U.S. and China. The governments of both nations have regularly traded barbs pertaining to cyber-espionage, with each accusing the other of hacking into government networks illegally.

So, what will the Chinese government use in place of Windows XP, assuming that a significant migration effort takes place? Sure, there’s Windows 7, which will continue to receive support until 2020, but don’t count out Chrome OS. After all, the precedent has already been set, with UK government agencies swapping out their Windows XP PCs for Chromebooks. The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham cited significant cost savings as a reason for the switch.

Despite the fact that Windows XP is no longer supported, the operating system is still widely used throughout China. As of last month, roughly 70 percent of China’s 200 million PC users were running Windows XP-powered PCs.

Source: http://www.zycg.cn/article/show/242846 (Use Translation add ons)