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On decommissioning of update servers for 2000, XP, (and Vista?) as of July 2019

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17 minutes ago, ED_Sln said:

For the 64 bit version, it seems, there was no update.

Weird. The KB Article seems to only refer to 32-bit (although it may have been edited as such, never trust MS to leave KB articles alone); but the Security Bulletin clearly identifies 64-bit as being affected as well. Methinks something is missing here.. :dubbio:

EDIT: Ugh, the KB# is apparently different for x64. The Security Bulletin also says .NET4 is affected; there are probably individual updates for each .NET version affected on each architecture.

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15 hours ago, ppgrainbow said:

Can anyone on Windows 2000 access the Windows Update website?

I don't use Windows Update myself, but another user elsewhere has reported that it still works.

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23 hours ago, ppgrainbow said:

Can anyone on Windows 2000 access the Windows Update website?

I suspect that it will only be a matter of time(...)

It will be a matter of expiry date:

  • Certificate for MS Update Catalog site www.catalog.update.microsoft.com expires on August 9, 2019 (2019-08-09).
  • Certificate for Microsoft/Windows Update site www.update.microsoft.com expires on December 27, 2019 (2019-12-27).

You can connect to both sites in IE with non-secured HTTP protocol, but then IE installs and runs Activex controls which may use HTTPS connection.

If I understand correctly, new certificates won't use SHA-1 for digital signing any more, but it doesn't mean all the sites will be unavailable for system tools and other software using system crypto libraries. It's a matter of some TLS extensions which Microsoft NEVER implemented in Windows XP, though they were described in RFC documents when Windows XP were still updated. For example:

  • Server Name Indication, RFC 3546, June 2003 - before XP SP2 
  • Elliptic Curve Cryptography, RFC 4492, May 2006 - before XP SP3

It may be somehow related to The Decline and Fall of Internet Explorer 6…

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On 7/22/2019 at 3:50 PM, LoneCrusader said:

On the subject of .NET Framework 1.1 sp1, Updates after April 2014 (Server2003), there was a possibility from the comment https://msfn.org/board/topic/171814-posready-2009-updates-ported-to-windows-xp-sp3-enu/?do=findComment&comment=1103787 in the topic "POSReady 2009 updates ported to Windows XP SP3 ENU" to use them under Windows XP. Now I have been creating a small update rollup for some time where the last 4 relevant updates (KB2972207, KB2978114, KB3037572 and KB3023211) are summarized and can be used on all language versions of Windows XP sp3 (the actual updated files are generally in English).

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Yes, they have the post-2010 Windows 2000 security updates that were seemingly intended for paid support customers only (and thus not available through Windows Update).

Unfortunately when I downloaded the April 2013 release a few months ago I'd get some sort of 404 error several times before actually being able to download it. I thought that M$ was trying to wipe all memory of the "unauthorized" updates. :thumbdown

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27 minutes ago, win32 said:

Yes, they have the post-2010 Windows 2000 security updates that were seemingly intended for paid support customers only (and thus not available through Windows Update).

Unfortunately when I downloaded the April 2013 release a few months ago I'd get some sort of 404 error several times before actually being able to download it. I thought that M$ was trying to wipe all memory of the "unauthorized" updates. :thumbdown

Are those compatible with the KernelEx and other updates from here?

 

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KB926139 Powershell 1.0 (links for MUI and localized installers are dead, but I found this one working on pl-pl system)
https://files.downloadnow.com/s/software/11/90/51/19/WindowsXP-KB926139-v2-x86-ENU.exe?token=1564041378_0e0ddfdc68da54751826f21e13787129&fileName=WindowsXP-KB926139-v2-x86-ENU.exe

There is also full set of links for Vista and Server 2003 on official M$ sites, only XP links seem to be quite dead...  :/

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50 minutes ago, Jody Thornton said:

Are those compatible with the KernelEx and other updates from here?

 

Yes, the final IE6 update is a prerequisite for the extended kernel.

And that would be why the April 2013 ISO would be worth preserving!

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3 minutes ago, win32 said:

Yes, the final IE6 update is a prerequisite for the extended kernel.

And that would be why the April 2013 ISO would be worth preserving!

Now that April 2013 ISO - does that include a rollup of updates?  How far back does it go?

:)

 

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41 minutes ago, Jody Thornton said:

Now that April 2013 ISO - does that include a rollup of updates?  How far back does it go?

Any of dated iso contains only updates released in dated month - in this case only updates from April 2013. There were mostly patches for one or a few files only and cumulative update for Internet Explorer. Microsoft stopped releasing DVDs in 2016, because then they started releasing cumulative updates (a.k.a. rollups) for all supported systems.

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11 hours ago, jmeno said:

Maybe it would be a good idea make backups also at http://archive.is/

As far as I could recall, archive.is doesn't support archiving of download links, only site pages. Only web archiver that could do that is the wayback machine iirc.

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I updated first post:
-fixed description of one update
-added powershell 1.0 (wayback machine link)
-replaced .NET 1.l1 links with their wayback machine versions.

If there will be anything to do, it will not be me to do it - I will be away from internet for few weeks from today.

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