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greenhillmaniac

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    (Project) Legacy Windows Updates reopened

    So, this solution would be limited to what is archived in archive.org. That is kind of a limitation for everyone except EN-US systems. I recently tried and compile Windows 95 updates in PT-PT, and most (if not all) of the links I found were dead or not archived.
  2. Wow, this is excellent news for Windows 8.0 users! The last Internet Explorer upgrade Microsoft will ever release for a Windows platform. Feels like a historic moment.
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    Update Win 7, or Not ?

    Even though updates directed at Windows Embedded 7 are structurally different, because they have to target individual packages since the OS is entirely modular, unlike standard Windows 7, they will be providing extended support to Professional and Enterprise users. Although we probably won't have access to those updates, I very much doubt that MS will go to the trouble of doing different kinds of updates for POSReady 7 and the paying volume license costumers who are using the Extended Support. My guess is that POSReady 7 updates will be identical to those supplied to Professional and Enterprise users after EOL, like it has been so far.
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    Update Win 7, or Not ?

    I don't get why people are saying Windows 7 is EOL on 2020... We have at least until the end of 2021
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    Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    Windows 8.0 sure doesn't get any love... To remedy this, I've got a big repository update for ya! Brace yourselves, it's gonna be a big post. Here's the usual: Replaced Monthly Rollup with the new KB4471330 (located on the root directory of the repository) Replaced Flash Player Security update with KB4471331 (located on the root directory of the repository) Added Security Only Update, KB4471326 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post September 2016)") Replaced Internet Explorer Cumulative Update KB4483187 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post September 2016)") Replaced .NET Framework Security and Quality with: -KB4470629 for .NET 3.5 SP1 (located in "/.NET Framework 3.5 Updates/Security and Quality Rollup") -KB4470623 for .NET 4.5.2 (located in "/.NET Framework 4.5.2 Updates/Security and Quality Rollup") -KB4470638 for .NET 4.6.x-4.7.x (located in "/.NET Framework 4.6.x-4.7.x Updates/Security and Quality Rollup") Added .NET Framework September Security Only Updates: -KB4470601 for .NET 3.5 SP1 (located in "/.NET Framework 3.5 Updates/Security Only Updates") -KB4470492 for .NET 4.5.2 (located in "/.NET Framework 4.5.2 Updates/Security Only Updates") -KB4470492 for .NET 4.6.x-4.7.x (located in "/.NET Framework 4.6.x-4.7.x Updates/Security Only Updates") Also decided to install Server 2012 on a VM where I installed all of Windows 8.0 EOL updates and searched WU for the remaining updates. This was the result: A bunch of non security updates that I didn't include on my repository! I have fixed this, so here's a more detailed list: KB3055343 - Stop error code 0xD1, 0x139, or 0x3B and cluster nodes go down in Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2012 KB3102429 - Update that supports Azerbaijani Manat and Georgian Lari currency symbols in Windows KB3125424 - LSASS deadlocks cause Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2012 not to respond KB3137061 - Windows Azure VMs don't recover from a network outage and data corruption issues occur KB3137726 - "VSS_E_PROVIDER_VETO" error occurs when VSS restore fails in Windows Server 2012 KB3137916 - "0x00000027" Stop error and unexpected restart in Windows Server 2012 KB3138378 - Update for Journal.dll binary in Windows KB3147071 - Connection to Oracle database fails when you use Microsoft ODBC or OLE DB Driver for Oracle or Microsoft DTC in Windows Do note that even though the description for these updates makes it seem as these are fixes specific to Server 2012 they also apply to Windows 8.0 (in some of the KB they specifically say it also applies to Windows 8 Embedded, not to mention some of the updates are also available for W7 and W8.1) There's also an important update I didn't include in the list, because I thought it is too important to not be mentioned exclusively. That is: KB3140245 - Update to enable TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 as default secure protocols in WinHTTP in Windows As you can see, adding support to new security protocols seems important in keeping Windows 8.0 relevant and up to date. You do need to do a few extra steps to fully enable the update's functionality, so I've included a folder with everything you need in the repository. All of the updates I've mentioned so far are in the Extras folder, in case you want to install them. Available in both x64 and x86 flavors https://mega.nz/#F!ExhDEbDA!pUhzXKVp5-hgzvylW_btfQ
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    Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    Late December repository update... Just a few more days for the January patches. Replaced Monthly Rollup with the new KB4471325 (located on the root directory of the repository) Added Security Only Update, KB4471319 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post August 2018)") Replaced Internet Explorer Cumulative Update KB4483187 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post August 2018)") Replaced .NET Framework Security and Quality with: -KB4471102 for .NET 3.5 SP1 (located in "/NET 3.5 SP1/Security and Quality Rollup") -KB4470637 for .NET 4.5.2 (located in "/NET 4.5.2/Security and Quality Rollup") -KB4470640 for .NET 4.6-4.6.1 (located in "/NET 4.6-4.6.1/Security and Quality Rollup") Added .NET Security Only Updates with: -KB4470633 for .NET 3.5 SP1 (located in "/NET 3.5 SP1/Security and Quality Rollup") -KB4470493 for .NET 4.5.2 (located in "/NET 4.5.2/Security and Quality Rollup") -KB4470500 for .NET 4.6-4.6.1 (located in "/NET 4.6-4.6.1/Security and Quality Rollup") https://mega.nz/#F!txxRyLzC!1vBMGzMHiL864f3bl1Rj1w This must be the first time since Vista's EOL that I've seen an update for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. Don't forget that even if you have .NET 3.5 installed every .NET 2.0 update still applies!
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    Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    @someguy25 that link is old... I've been using this one for quite some time: https://mega.nz/#F!ExhDEbDA!pUhzXKVp5-hgzvylW_btfQ In any case, you can usually refer to my signature for the latest link (or my latest update in this thread).
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    Broken mouse scroll on Steam?

    That option is only available in Windows 10... Looks like Steam Support just gave you a generic answer.
  9. No political subtext was meant when I wrote my reply. I may not be American, but their political squabbles can be heard and seen all around globe, so let's keep it tech only.
  10. Why do I get the feeling Microsoft is inventing solutions to problems they created in the first place? Wouldn't this categorization be useless if they just simply returned users control of the updates they installed, just like in every Windows version prior to 10? Isn't inventing an AI system that helps with major releases kinda going the long way to solve a problem that didn't need to exist in the first place? Two steps backward and one forward must be the new slogan for MS.
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    Different WMP versions?

    There's the main difference. Every Windows version since 2000 (I think) has 2 main branches of updates: GDR and LDR. If you install an update normally, you default into the GDR branch, meant for general security and feature updates. If you install certain hotfixes, you're bumped into the LDR branch. This is best noted in file versions. If you're on the GDR branch, the updated files will have 6.1.6002.1xxxx version while if you're on the LDR branch the updated files will have 6.1.6002.2xxxx version. In this case, ever since the release of Windows 8.1 MS decided to kill this update approach, and as such, all updates released since around 2016 only come in the LDR flavor. Since you have the post EOL updates installed on your Vista machine, one of those updated Windows Media Player into the LDR version. If you want more info, MS made a few blog posts explaining in greater detail what I've just said: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mrsnrub/2009/05/14/gdr-qfe-ldr-wth/
  12. If only we got such personalized support these days
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    Windows 10 Update Issues...

    Just use the Media Creation Tool provided by Microsoft here to either create a DVD or USB flash drive with the installation files. Then all you need to do is boot from the device of your choosing and follow the instructions provided here.
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    Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    Small update: also added the timezone update, KB4468323, in the Extras folder
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    Server 2012 Updates on Windows 8

    Wow, haven't updated the repository since August! Time to fix that Replaced Monthly Rollup with the new KB4467701 (located on the root directory of the repository) Replaced Flash Player Security update with KB4477029 (located on the root directory of the repository) Added Flash Player update (separate from the security update mentioned above) KB4462930 (located on the root directory of the repository) Added Security Only Update, KB4457140, KB4462931 and KB4467678, equivalent to the September, October and November ones (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post September 2016)") Replaced Internet Explorer Cumulative Update KB4466536 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post September 2016)") Replaced .NET Framework Security and Quality with: -KB4459932 for .NET 3.5 SP1 (located in "/.NET Framework 3.5 Updates/Security and Quality Rollup") -KB4459944 for .NET 4.5.2 (located in "/.NET Framework 4.5.2 Updates/Security and Quality Rollup") -KB4459940 for .NET 4.6.x-4.7.x (located in "/.NET Framework 4.6.x-4.7.x Updates/Security and Quality Rollup") Added .NET Framework September Security Only Updates: -KB4457053 for .NET 3.5 SP1 (located in "/.NET Framework 3.5 Updates/Security Only Updates") -KB4457029 for .NET 4.5.2 (located in "/.NET Framework 4.5.2 Updates/Security Only Updates") -KB4457025 for .NET 4.6.x-4.7.x (located in "/.NET Framework 4.6.x-4.7.x Updates/Security Only Updates") That's a big changelog! Hope it helps whoever's still using Windows 8.0. https://mega.nz/#F!ExhDEbDA!pUhzXKVp5-hgzvylW_btfQ
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    Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    BTW, a bit late, but here are the November updates: Replaced Monthly Rollup with the new KB4467706 (located on the root directory of the repository) Added Security Only Update, KB4467700 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post August 2018)") Replaced Internet Explorer Cumulative Update KB4466536 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post August 2018)") Replaced .NET Framework Security and Quality with: -KB4459933 for .NET 2.0 SP2 (located in "/NET 2.0 SP2/Security and Quality Rollup") -KB4459945 for .NET 4.5.2 (located in "/NET 4.5.2/Security and Quality Rollup") -KB4459942 for .NET 4.6-4.6.1 (located in "/NET 4.6-4.6.1/Security and Quality Rollup") https://mega.nz/#F!txxRyLzC!1vBMGzMHiL864f3bl1Rj1w I think Microsoft already released this update for NT 6.0. Checkout KB4039648 on the Extras folder of the repository. They also released this update for Windows 7 in around 2015, if my mind serves me correct. What might change in the coming months is that MS may incorporate this update into the Monthly Rollups... we'll see. EDIT: Also forgot to add the new timezone update, KB4468323. It's now in the extras folder.
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    KB4462926 from Oct. 2018 contains telemetry components

    According to MS itself, you can disable the fixes by adding a couple keys in the registry after installing the Spectre/Meltdown patches: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4073119 Just simply add this: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management] "FeatureSettingsOverride"=dword:00000003 "FeatureSettingsOverrideMask"=dword:00000003 I've been using this reg tweak for quite some time, and haven't noticed any performance drop, though I haven't done any kind of extensive testing like @NoelC.
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    Manual Updates on Windows RT 8.1

    If you want Windows RT updates directly, I would redirect you to this forum link, where the members regularly post links to the newest updates... Maybe you could request there the latest Security Only Updates and such: https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/repository-everything-about-windows-rt-woa-v8-x-x-and-v10-arm.57362/
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    KB4462926 from Oct. 2018 contains telemetry components

    Here's the list of unwanted updates for Windows 8.0: KB2871389 - Update is available that prepares Windows 8 and Windows RT-based computers for the update to Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 RT KB2885699 - Update is available that enables a notification to be displayed that helps you update Windows 8 or Windows RT to Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1 KB2957026 - Update for Windows 8.1 Upgrade notification in Windows 8 and Windows RT KB2976978 - Compatibility update for keeping Windows up-to-date in Windows 8.1 (It says 8.1 but it's also available for 8.0) KB3008273 - An update to enable an automatic update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 KB3150513 - Latest compatibility definition update for Windows KB3163589 - "Your PC is running an outdated version of Windows" notification (MS released this after 8.0's EOL) If you go into the Server 2012 Update history site, you can download the list of files contained in each update in a CSV format. Opening it with a decent text editor you can search for the telemetry components listed in the OP and, so far, the files weren't listed in them (once again, good news for 8.0 users).
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    KB4462926 from Oct. 2018 contains telemetry components

    AFAIK these telemetry updates are only included in the 8.1 and 7 Monthly Rollups. Windows 8 still hasnt incorporated any kind of telemetry in its Rollups. I've been compiling EOL updates for Windows 8.0 (basically from its launch all the way to January 2016) and have a sort of list of updates that either: a) Add telemetry b) Add upgrade components for Windows 8.1 c) Add nag screen for you to upgrade to either Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 I'll let you know when I get to my main PC, where I stored those files. It also contains an update for several files for Windows Update, which means most tools to circumvent the CPU block are now useless... Beware anyone with a Kaby Lake CPU or a Ryzen.
  21. It gets worse: the WMF 5.1 update corrupts the component store on non EN-US installs of Windows 8.1 because they named one of the language resource files incorrectly... And Microsoft as yet to even acknowledge this as a known issue!
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    Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    Thanks, made it myself with my (limited) knowledge of cmd scripting.
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    Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    Yes, no problem. .NET 4.6.1 replaces .NET 4.5.2 so it's perfectly normal that all of the latter's updates are removed. You just need to install all of the .NET 4.6.x updates now.
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    Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    First install the updates from this topic, to make Windows Update search for all of the updates you need faster: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-update/why-has-vista-stopped-automatic-updates/42c98c78-157b-44b7-858a-3ba92933cb90 Then run WU and install all it offers (no telemetry is contained in any update, so it's all good). Then download my repository and use the script I included at the root of it to install updates (if I recall correctly, you have to open it and change the directory it uses to install all of the updates in a folder). After all that you should have an up to date Vista install with no vulnerabilities whatsoever (in practice, anyway)
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    Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    Another month, another batch of patches (try saying that three times in a row!) Added Monthly Rollup, KB4463097 (located on the root directory of the repository) Added Security Only Update, KB4463104 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post August 2018)") Replaced Internet Explorer Cumulative Update KB4462949 (located in the folder "/Security Only (Post August 2018)") Replaced .NET Framework Security and Quality with: -KB4457007 for .NET 2.0 SP2 (located in "/NET 2.0 SP2/Security and Quality Rollup") -KB4457019 for .NET 4.5.2 (located in "/NET 4.5.2/Security and Quality Rollup") -KB4457016 for .NET 4.6-4.6.1 (located in "/NET 4.6-4.6.1/Security and Quality Rollup") I've decided to not include the Preview of Monthly Rollups MS releases in the middle of each month, mostly due to stability concerns (usually MS uses those releases to test the waters by releasing telemetry and/or new bugfixes). That will be all https://mega.nz/#F!txxRyLzC!1vBMGzMHiL864f3bl1Rj1w
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