Microsoft will released the RTM’ed version of Windows XP, which will be the final release of XP. The aim is to update the critical issues necessary for those business and users who still want to stay on XP.
Many business stayed on Windows XP after the release of Vista and they are likely to stay on same as it’s working good for them. It’s very generous of Microsoft to announce the update of XP which will be available for download at Microsoft Download Center on October 22nd. Although Microsoft recommends an update to Windows 7, however they now have an update for those who don’t wish to upgrade to new Windows.
Here is a quick summary: According to Windows Stream Blog:
Based on feedback from the Windows XP Mode beta, we’ve made several improvements to the usability of Windows XP Mode for small and medium-sized business users:
- You can now attach USB devices to Windows XP Mode applications directly from the Windows 7 task-bar. This means your USB devices, such as printers and flash drives, are available to applications running in Windows XP Mode, without the need to go into full screen mode.
- You can now access Windows XP Mode applications with a “jump-list”. Right click on the Windows XP Mode applications from the Windows 7 task bar to select and open most recently used files.
- You now have the flexibility of customizing where Windows XP Mode differencing disk files are stored.
- You can now disable drive sharing between Windows XP Mode and Windows 7 if you do not need that feature.
- The initial setup now includes a new user tutorial about how to use Windows XP Mode.
Release date: October 22, 2009
Where to get it: Microsoft Download Center