If you use the hack, don’t assume that your XP machine will be safe from exploits.
There’s also every chance that, one day, one of the updates will make your system unbootable.
Defunct Windows families include Windows 9x, Windows Mobile and Windows Phone.
Microsoft introduced an operating environment named Windows on November 20, 1985, as a graphical operating system shell for MS-DOS in response to the growing interest in graphical user interfaces (GUIs).
The whole Windows XP retirement is becoming a bit of a farce.
Microsoft technically ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014.
But if you were a big company or government with lots of money, Microsoft offered to continue supporting your XP machines — and then, when a zero-day vulnerability was found, Microsoft fixed that, too.