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


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2 minutes ago, WinGlass said:

Also, has anyone tried Legacy Update because I wanna know if it offers updates for Office (like it did with Microsoft Update) because I'm not home rn. And btw Legacy Update looks interesting and I'll try it out when I get home. :)

 

I tried. It works like this method. But original Windows Update v6 feels better. But this is more easy to make

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I tried Legacy Update, and I liked it. 

It worked more or less equivalently to the normal WUv6, but the sidebar and header were different, and overall the sidebar's UI feels a little unpolished compared to the old WU one, and the header is a bit large compared to the original.

Because this is an open source project, perhaps it's possible to modify the header and sidebar to make them look and feel more true to the original.  For now, however, I'm quite satisfied with its performance as is;  it's functional and gets the job done.

I know this isn't strictly relevant here, but I wonder if the same techniques used could enable a version based on WUv4 for use with Windows 9x and ME (and also unupdated 2000 pre-SP3 and XP RTM)?  I suspect that it would be fairly trivial to get the front end working since v4 and v6 are fairly similar, but getting the back end going would be harder;  any WUv4 workalike would need to be redirected to some sort of 9x update archive, since the original servers were purged of them years ago, and likely aren't even online anymore.

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3 minutes ago, cc333 said:

I tried Legacy Update, and I liked it. 

It worked more or less equivalently to the normal WUv6, but the sidebar and header were different, and overall the sidebar's UI feels a little unpolished compared to the old WU one, and the header is a bit large compared to the original.

Because this is an open source project, perhaps it's possible to modify the header and sidebar to make them look and feel more true to the original.  For now, however, I'm quite satisfied with its performance as is;  it's functional and gets the job done.

I know this isn't strictly relevant here, but I wonder if the same techniques used could enable a version based on WUv4 for use with Windows 9x and ME (and also unupdated 2000 pre-SP3 and XP RTM)?  I suspect that it would be fairly trivial to get the front end working since v4 and v6 are fairly similar, but getting the back end going would be harder;  any WUv4 workalike would need to be redirected to some sort of 9x update archive, since the original servers were purged of them years ago, and likely aren't even online anymore.

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Windows Update from v3 to v6, even on Windows 11 it uses: http://download.windowsupdate.com to download updates, the IE5.x installer still exists there, we are currently working on a project to revive Windows Update v4 with SUS and no link has fallen. The download center is different, since there are even Windows 7 updates, which were removed but are still in the catalog.

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On 11/11/2022 at 12:09 AM, WinFX said:

Windows Update from v3 to v6, even on Windows 11 it uses: http://download.windowsupdate.com to download updates, the IE5.x installer still exists there, we are currently working on a project to revive Windows Update v4 with SUS and no link has fallen. The download center is different, since there are even Windows 7 updates, which were removed but are still in the catalog.

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On 11/11/2022 at 1:14 AM, WinGlass said:

Also, has anyone tried Legacy Update because I wanna know if it offers updates for Office (like it did with Microsoft Update) because I'm not home rn. And btw Legacy Update looks interesting and I'll try it out when I get home. :)

 

I already test it with my pristine Server 2003 VM and it just works fine. But, I think normal WU v6 is enough for me :)

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On 9/4/2022 at 5:25 AM, maile3241 said:

Hello all,
Here is a tutorial on how to run ProxhttpsProxy v1.3a on Windows 2000.

First you need to have Visual c++ 2008 installed. Then download Python 3.4.3 but make sure that you don't have "Pip" selected for installation, otherwise it will fail. When you have everything installed, download "Python fix" and run the fix according to the readme description. Finally, you just need to download ProxhttpsProxy, save the certificate in the root certificate store in the local computer and run the batch file "start proxy". Done!

Have fun trying

Downloads:

ProxhttpsProxy v1.3a Python version: https://www.mediafire.com/file/d8jkjm81iz2ea9c/ProxHTTPSProxyMII-7023994cd112df42ca9f78d187d99decc0df7d62.zip/file

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008: https://download.microsoft.com/download/1/1/1/1116b75a-9ec3-481a-a3c8-1777b5381140/vcredist_x86.exe

Python Fix: https://www.mediafire.com/file/xdb9h0n6k3ph57e/PythonFIX.zip/file

Python 3.4.3: https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.4.3/python-3.4.3.msi

Hello everyone! I followed the guide,but it doesn't work. IE always rewrites the url to http://fe2.update.microsoft.com instead of v5.windowsupdate.com

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