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About xpandvistafan

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  1. @Dave-H Better archive some catalog updates quickly! Also, does the SHA-1 expiration impact catalog updates?
  2. Will the SHA-1 certificate expiration impact the catalog?
  3. In 2 hours, is the SHA1 expiration. At 4pm PST 6pm CST 7pm EST.
  4. Luckily the other day I archived a bunch of old Catalog Updates such as Windows XP Service Pack 2, XP Service Pack 3, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 1, etc.
  5. Update: The www.update.microsoft.com site has now been resigned with a SHA384 certificate signed on April 27. Microsoft has now also deployed HSTS on the site. The site supports TLS 1.2 and higher, with the weakest cipher being TLS_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA. https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=www.update.microsoft.com
  6. The Windows Update website is now stuck in a infinite redirect loop.
  7. Also, the www.update.microsoft.com SHA1 certificate expires on May 5th 2021. Which is in 9 days. https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=www.update.microsoft.com
  8. The updates probably won't be completely removed from the servers though. There are still 95 98 and ME updates on the server such as: http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3-19990518/cabpool/IE5.5sp2-KB867282-WindowsME-x86-ENU_ecb125dce347c2c567994b52d6ebcdb.exe http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3-19990518/cabpool/msgames_169FFF972AD5E20D569EA65D64D366C537F30E5D.cab http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3-19990518/cabpool/Windows9X-KB917344-x86-enu_26f10ae5d4bcd3f5c4d87450dc3ae6b.exe http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownlo
  9. The evidence for that was it gave a 404 error if you tried to access update.microsoft.com/v6/ClientWebService/client.asmx.
  10. I wonder how between September 25 and 28 2020 Windows Update came back up. Apparently on August 6th 2020 @daniel_k reported that Windows Update gave a 80244019 error which was a 404 error. The database was deleted. It would take a long time to reupload the updates to https://update.microsoft.com/v6/ClientWebService/client.asmx. So I wonder how it would come back up if the database was deleted.
  11. You are still able to activate Windows XP in 2021 online. You need the root certificates update available at: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/stdin82/htfx/master/NT5/rootsupd.exe and Service Pack 3. You must also have a valid non blacklisted product key. Otherwise it would say unauthorized product key. Also make sure that you enable TLS 1.0 in Internet Explorer. I leave you 2 images of activating XP. It will sometimes also say unable to activate. That is usual so just keep trying a few hours later. https://www.imgur.com/a/qXlElYT https://www.imgur.com/a/Kgl2hbA
  12. A Little Bit OT, But I was able to activate Windows XP over the internet in 2021. The Pictures are a little too big so I had to use imgur. You just need the root certificates update https://www.imgur.com/a/qXlElYT https://www.imgur.com/a/Kgl2hbA
  13. @Dave-H I was even more surprised that they would put the site back up after it went down. It might still be in use for Enterprises with special contracts for extended XP security updates.
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