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tomasz86

Unofficial SP 5.2 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (WIP)

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Could anybody share Update Rollup 2 (no matter if it is discontinued), please?

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It seems that M$ have closed their hotfix service all together: https://www.ghacks.net/2018/11/05/microsofts-hotfix-service-is-no-longer-available/.

This means that all the links to hotfixes on my site no longer work. What is more, those links have also not been archived by the Wayback Machine (perhaps due to robots.txt restrictions?). You can, of course, download the files themselves from my Archive, and I will likely replace all the non-functional official URLs with links to the Archive as well. This is sad to see as my Archive is probably the only publicly available site where the files are being stored right now. I believe that we should have them backed up in more places.

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Not yet! As I posted, but was mostly ignored: :no:

On 11/5/2018 at 8:29 PM, dencorso said:

Well, sort of... :unsure:
I've just now tried to download one hotfix, just to check it: WindowsServer2003-KB957910-x86-ENU.exe
I've used the link below:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hotfix/kbhotfix?kbnum=957910&kbln=en-us&forceorigin=esmc
It was redirected to the page with the message @tain quoted above.
Then I closed the tab it was in, opened another one and gave it a "paste and go" command with the same url above...
This time I got the old good MS agreement form and clicked "yes" on it...
I got once more redirected to the page with the message @tain quoted above.
Then I closed the tab it was in, opened another one and gave it a "paste and go" command with the same url above...
This time I got the old good MS hotfix by e-mail order page, opened the language selection menu and ticked the PTB version (because I already had the ENU one), and gave the e-mail it was to be sent to.
The link to the hotfix inside a zip was sent as usual, and I was able to download the file all right.
So: go figure! :wacko:

I just tried again right now:

I used the url:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hotfix/kbhotfix?kbnum=916157&kbln=en-us&forceorigin=esmc

and I went stright to the old good MS agreement form and clicked "yes" on it..
and was redirected to the page that says "This hotfix is not available anymore, blah, blah...
so I ignored that and pasted the above url again with "paste and go"...
This time I got the old good MS hotfix by e-mail order page, opened the language selection menu and ticked the PTB version (because I already had the ENU one), and gave the e-mail it was to be sent to.
The link to the hotfix inside a zip was sent as usual, and I was able to download the file all right.

Try yourself, if you don't believe me! No telling how long this will remain happening, so better save all that's relevant right away! :yes:

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Thanks for the tip!

It seems that they have just changed the domain where the hotfixes are hosted.

Old: http://hotfixv4.microsoft.com/Windows XP/sp4/Fix499402/2600/free/473489_ENU_i386_zip.exe
New: https://hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net/Windows XP/sp4/Fix499402/2600/free/473489_ENU_i386_zip.exe

This means that I will just have to fix the URLs :).

Edited by tomasz86
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