Regardless of what I may do with future versions of Windows, I will keep XP going in one of my computers for the foreseeable future in order to be able to work with data and software which may be incompatible with later versions. My hard drives are partitioned so that the OS is in it’s own partition. The version is Sp.3 and all updates are installed. I keep C: backed up with Acronis, Macrium Reflect and EaseUS Todo but there is always that unforeseen situation where a complete install is necessary. In the case of a clean install after XP is no longer supported, how can I obtain or install the updates? For instance, can the update files, which I assume are $â€¦â€¦$ be preserved and installed? If so, how?