Microsoft wanted to call this version Reduced Media Edition, but EU regulators objected and suggested the Edition N name, with the N signifying "not with Media Player" for both Home and Professional editions of Windows XP.Because it is sold at the same price as the version with Windows Media Player included, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo and Fujitsu Siemens have chosen not to stock the product.IMPORTANT details about Wanna Crypt: There’s an excellent overview by Elizabeth Dwoskin and Karla Adam published in the Washington Post on Saturday evening.
After unsuccessful appeals in 20, Microsoft reached an agreement with the Commission where it would release a court-compliant version, Windows XP Edition N.This version does not include the company's Windows Media Player but instead encourages users to pick and download their own media player.Fall (er, November) Update (version 1511) – use the steps above to check your build number. Abandon the MS-DEFCON rating system (and all hope — “Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate”) if you must to get up to or beyond that build number.RTM (“version 1507”) – same procedure, make sure you’re up to or beyond build 10240.17319. ====================================== Nice and easy, huh? Everybody needs to get their systems updated, at least to the point mentioned here. 2) Not sure what’s up with the HTML removal issue as per my “anonymous” comment #115202.Windows XP Professional offers a number of features unavailable in the Home Edition, including: In March 2004, the European Commission fined Microsoft €497 million (£395 million or 4 million) and ordered the company to provide a version of Windows without Windows Media Player.
The Commission concluded that Microsoft "broke European Union competition law by leveraging its near monopoly in the market for PC operating systems onto the markets for work group server operating systems and for media players".Look for one marked “Security Update for Windows Vista (KB4012598).” If you don’t have it, download it from the Microsoft Update Catalog, and install it. Scan the list (which can be alphabetized by clicking the box marked Name, or sorted by date) to see if you have ANY of these patches: 2017-05 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 (KB4019264) April, 2017 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 (KB4015552) April, 2017 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 (KB4015549) March, 2017 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 (KB4012215) March, 2017 Security Only Quality Update for Windows 7 (KB4012212) If you have of those patches already installed, then you are good to go and you can sleep well at night. There’s no reason to download or install anything, unless you have absolutely none of those patches.No, I’m not recommending that you install something.Windows XP, Windows 8 You don’t have the patch, unless you downloaded and installed it already.Follow the links under “Further Resources” at the bottom of the Technet page to download and run the installer.If you install Microsoft’s patch on a pirate XP machine, you may well brick it.