End of Support notification in Windows XP: How to disable it

Support for Windows XP from Microsoft ended on April 8th of 2014. To this day, many people still continue to use this operating system and to be honest, if I could, I would still be using Windows XP in some situations. However, with those that still use it, many are still receiving the End of Support notification.

There is a checkbox on the popup that shows up that says “Don’t show this message ever again.” but I’ve seen that option not work in many situations – but there is another way to disable this option.

I did make a video on this matter and, if you prefer to watch and follow along, here’s that video:

Otherwise, here are all the steps you need to get rid of this annoying popup.

PLEASE NOTE that this method utilizes the Registry Editor. This is a powerful tool that could easily break your system so if you are not 100% comfortable using this tool, feel free to contact me and I’ll be happy to assist.

  1. Click Start then click Run
    If you do not see Run in your start menu, you can access this dialog by holding the Windows Key and pressing R.
  2. Type: regedit
  3. Press Enter or click OK
  4. In the left pane, expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE (click the + icon to the left of the folder icon)
  5. Expand SOFTWARE
  6. Expand: Microsoft
  7. Expand: Windows
  8. Click on CurrentVersion (Click on the folder or name)
  9. In the right pane, right click in the blank white space
  10. Hover over New
  11. Click: DWORD value
  12. Name the new item: DisableEOSNotification
  13. Press Enter
  14. Right click on the newly created value and click Modify
  15. Set Value to 1
  16. Click OK.

After these steps are complete, you should be able to restart your computer (or log off and log back in) and the End of Support notification should no longer appear.

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