Further Vital Updates For Windows XP and 8.0


Windows security updatesMicrosoft has taken the unusual step of releasing further security updates for operating systems which are officially unsupported, and for which we were told new updates would not be released. This includes Windows XP and 8.0.

The updates are specifically for security, and address issues which could potentially be used by "nation state" hackers.

If you run an older version of Windows, check out https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/06/13/june-2017-security-u... as soon as possible for the details and the download links.




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If you have problems finding these updates for "Older Platforms" as XP, maybe you can use the following easy method to download the security updates without googling with the risk visiting (probably) "bad" sites: These updates are from Microsoft's own servers (Microsoft Update Catalog):

You can read more about the new security updates in the article here:


See which updates you need to download for your system, for example for XP 32-bit with Service Pack 3:

Look under "Older platforms table 2 of 3"

Find the row "Windows XP Service Pack 3"

You see in this row the KB numbers of 5 available updates, for example, under CVE-2017-0176 you see for example 4022747 (=KB4022747).

To download this KB, head to:


As an example, KB4022747 is the default query) Search for 4022747 (or KB4022747) or another KB you need to download. You can choose for which system language you want to download the file. Download the right one, since another language won't install probably. You'll find the SHA-1 checksums into the filename!

KB4012598 was the first security update for "Older systems" like XP, issued somewhere in May 2017, so beside the updates in Robs article (above), you should also download and install kb4012598 if you are still using an older version of Windows that doesn't update automatically - and didn't install that KB yet.

And even easier to find the latest updates: type "Security update for Windows XP" into the search box and sort on "Last Updated" to find all recent security updates.


That update to prevent ransomware virus is under the name of "Windows6.1-kb4012212-x64.msu" if you cannot download the file on windows update, it just google it and it is offered on several sites. Good luck.

Thanks for the news Rob
Microsoft, it seems, does need to support older Windows operating systems (including Windows 7, Windows 8) after all, to keep the Windows ecosystem safe

I wished Microsoft/Windows/Automatic Updates would get these for us automatically!