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1 hour ago, maile3241 said:

That is correct. But if you only enter http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com, then you are redirected to v6.

PS: I would like to try something. Does anyone have the shared folder from v6? Wayback machine downloader does not download it.

when I go to http://fe2.update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/shared/ I got 403 - Forbidden: Access is denied.

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18 minutes ago, maile3241 said:

Thank you very much! 
Btw: I finally managed to host WU v4 in IIS7.

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I never got it to work. It either showed a blank page or complained about asp.net.

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20 minutes ago, maile3241 said:

Thank you very much! 
Btw: I finally managed to host WU v4 in IIS7.

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Great news:cheerleader:now WU v4 is hosted in Vista's IIS

 

In my Vista laptop, I host it. It shows but the splash.asp is NOT detected

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9 hours ago, maile3241 said:

That is correct. But if you only enter http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com, then you are redirected to v6.

PS: I would like to try something. Does anyone have the shared folder from v6? Wayback machine downloader does not download it.

Rather in my opinion they are blocking it. Why would the domains be active if the site closed more than 10 years ago? Why on the v6 page are there v5 resources?

This reminds me that v6 can now only be used with fe2.update.microsoft.com and not www.update.microsoft.com as of August 2020.

I pinged v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com (v4), v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com (v5), and www.update.microsoft.com (old v6). And all three redirect me to redir.update.microsoft.com.nsatc.net which means they are redirect sites.

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On 4/20/2022 at 6:57 PM, LonghornXP said:

yeh...

I think there is a bug because it's 'starting' and 'shutting down'

 

 

btw, lets talk about windows update v5

Does anyone know if Windows Update v1 and v2 existed? Since the oldest I hear is v3.

Windows Update v5 is "almost" the same as v6, the design is identical, almost the same functionality. For me the reason v6 replaced v5 was Microsoft Update. Although it is not bad to revive Windows Update v5 with IIS, although the one that matters most to us is v4.

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9 minutes ago, xpandvistafan said:

If you have a Macbook or linux, install wayback_machine_downloader and run this command "wayback_machine_downloader http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com -t 20110707002618" It will download all 92,000 files hosted on that server from 2011 or before, that includes v3, v4, v5, v6, and many other goodies probably. 

92000 files! this looks curious, I'm going to try that command, I remember downloading something similar at the beginning of 2019 but there were 84853 files.

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I have created my own WUv4 server on Windows server 2008, and used a 2003-2004 version of redirect.js modified to recognize Windows NT 6 and IE7. There seems to be progress in our project:cheerleader:.

Internet Explorer asks me to install an ActiveX called "Windows Update v4 Control", I'm going to try it on older systems like Windows 98 or 2000 and see what happens:dubbio:.

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P.D: in Windows 98 SE with IE5.01 it also works

Whoever wants to test if redirect.js works, I leave you a folder in google drive for the project, enter the v4 folder and there you have it: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/15JT0RqUKMbKtnMHM1qeJjbW6rVjw4evQ?usp=sharing

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2 minutes ago, WinFX said:

I have created my own WUv4 server on Windows server 2008, and used a 2003-2004 version of redirect.js modified to recognize Windows NT 6 and IE7. There seems to be progress in our project:cheerleader:.

Internet Explorer asks me to install an ActiveX called "Windows Update v4 Control", I'm going to try it on older systems like Windows 98 or 2000 and see what happens:dubbio:.

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Whoever wants to test if redirect.js works, I leave you a folder in google drive for the project, enter the v4 folder and there you have it: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/15JT0RqUKMbKtnMHM1qeJjbW6rVjw4evQ?usp=sharing

Does it actually load? We always got stuck at that screen.

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Try editing the hosts file by adding v4.windows update.microsoft.com, v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com and windows.update.com, and it should work (add all three even if you use only v4).

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27 minutes ago, WinFX said:

Try editing the hosts file by adding v4.windows update.microsoft.com, v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com and windows.update.com, and it should work (add all three even if you use only v4).

So it worked for you?

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1 minute ago, xpandvistafan said:

So it worked for you?

On XP SP3, 2008 SP2 and 98 SE. It asks me to install the 2002 activex, but it gets stuck. Apparently the problem is iuident.cab

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5 hours ago, WinFX said:

I have created my own WUv4 server on Windows server 2008, and used a 2003-2004 version of redirect.js modified to recognize Windows NT 6 and IE7. There seems to be progress in our project:cheerleader:.

Internet Explorer asks me to install an ActiveX called "Windows Update v4 Control", I'm going to try it on older systems like Windows 98 or 2000 and see what happens:dubbio:.

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P.D: in Windows 98 SE with IE5.01 it also works

Whoever wants to test if redirect.js works, I leave you a folder in google drive for the project, enter the v4 folder and there you have it: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/15JT0RqUKMbKtnMHM1qeJjbW6rVjw4evQ?usp=sharing

My screen looks exactly like this. It asks me for the ActiveX control and then it gets stuck. Can you tell us how you managed to access the page via http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com and how to open the page from another PC?

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