Back dating vista back to xp
That's right, Microsoft has issued a rare patch for the defunct operating system, along with a few other versions of Windows, to protect against a 'wormable' exploit that could spread from infected PC to infected PC in a similar manner as Wanna Cry.
This is a remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2019-0708) that is present in Remote Desktop Services (formerly known as Terminal Services).
Windows XP has enjoyed the longest run of any Windows OS ever. Support ended for those main desktop variants back in April 2014.
It's possible that Windows 10 will break the streak, now that Microsoft is no longer releasing monolithic upgrades every few years. Nevertheless, there are still some machines that are clinging to the legacy OS.
It's offering purchasers of business-orientated laptops with Vista Business or Ultimate editions installed the chance to get hold of a recovery disc containing the older OS.
It's like "undoing" the last major change to Windows, taking your computer back to the way it was when the restore point was created.
Assuming System Restore is enabled and working properly, Windows, as well as other programs, should regularly create restore points at critical junctures like prior to a patch being applied, before a new program is installed, etc.
System Restore can also be started in any version of Windows by executing rstrui.exe, which might be helpful in certain situations, like when you need to run it from Safe Mode or another limited-access situation.
» Windows » Windows 7 It's very possible to remove Windows 7 and switch back to Windows XP. In my opinion, however, switching back to Windows XP is a mistake. Notenboom, © 2011 Reverting any machine capable of running Windows XP back to it - known as "downgrading" - is actually very simple: get a copy and install it.
And, if your machine is capable of running Windows 7, then it's probably quite capable of running Windows XP.