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9 hours ago, WinFX said:

Hey but that's great news, that it checks for updates after 11 years of "retirement" is just amazing (and the backend being completely different from WUv6).
By the way, the problem that WUv4 keeps looking for updates is in top.js, since the sCodeBase line for some reason does not work, and not being able to embed the activeX in default.asp, then change the variable so that it uses the activeX of the 2003 but it says access denied or something like that, but if we manage to make WUv3.1 work even more WUv4 will work.

Regarding your great achievement of kicking the obsolescence of Micro$oft and reviving a site that was closed exactly 11 years ago, what cab files are what makes WUv3.1 work? And are you using the free or paid version of WayBack Machine Downloader?

I used the free wayback machine downloader. There are some .plt files needed, but I can't say that, because there are different directories for everyone, where WU accesses. I found the files with the help of fiddler and copied them into the respective directory. What exactly in WUv4 to change so that it downloads iuident.cab? But I'm glad if you found the error. I really want to try it out. :D

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The v3 site is actually working, but the updates cannot be downloaded, because of dead download links. But I can check, uncheck updates, go to Support informations and more. I also can't view updates description, due to missing files in the WindowsUpdate folder.

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50 minutes ago, WULover said:

The v3 site is actually working, but the updates cannot be downloaded, because of dead download links. But I can check, uncheck updates, go to Support informations and more. I also can't view updates description, due to missing files in the WindowsUpdate folder.

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Can you post one of those dead links here? 9x updates are still up, but on a different url.

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20 minutes ago, WULover said:

I use Windows 2000, so I need Windows 2000 updates.

I know that, but what is the dead url link? Many older Windows 2000 updates were deleted from 1 Microsoft url but not from the other.

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2 hours ago, xpandvistafan said:

I know that, but what is the dead url link? Many older Windows 2000 updates were deleted from 1 Microsoft url but not from the other.

This really stupid from Microsoft. Deleting updates from only one URL.

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1 minute ago, WULover said:

This really stupid from Microsoft. Deleting updates from only one URL.

Do you have 404 fiddler errors? to see which are the dead urls?

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I have some 404

But what is strange is that the update can be downloaded from the server, but the website can't install it.

 

Also, do you know a program like Fiddler for Windows 98 / 95 ?

 

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@WinFX Do you mean this line? What needs to be changed here?

function fnInitializeControl(bAttemptedInstall){
	if(bAttemptedInstall == null) bAttemptedInstall = false;

	var dDate, sCodeBase, iInitReturn;

	try{
		if(g_oControl == null){
			dDate = new Date();
			sCodeBase = "/CAB/" + (g_bX86 ? "x86/" : "ia64/") + (conWinNT ? "unicode/" : "ansi/") + "iuctl.CAB?" + dDate.getTime();
			IUCtl.outerHTML = "<object id='IUCtl' classid='CLSID:9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F' codebase='" + sCodeBase + "'></object>";
			g_oControl = IUCtl;
		}
		iInitReturn = g_oControl.Initialize(IU_INIT_CHECK, window);
	}catch(e){
		if(e.number == ERROR_INVALID_PROPERTY){
			fnDisplayErrorPage(conErrorNotAdmin, true);
		}else{
			fnHandleControlError(e.number, bAttemptedInstall);
		}
		return false;
	}

 

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21 hours ago, WULover said:

I have some 404

But what is strange is that the update can be downloaded from the server, but the website can't install it.

Can you send the screenshot of some of the 404 url's in Fiddler? That would help us pinpoint the issue of why the 404 errors are happening.

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On 8/6/2022 at 5:54 PM, xpandvistafan said:

Can you send the screenshot of some of the 404 url's in Fiddler? That would help us pinpoint the issue of why the 404 errors are happening.

I don't remember the URL because i'm not at home for a moment... Sorry

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I have news about Windows Update v3, I have managed to get Windows Update back to Windows NT 4.0, but only a critical update appears as in Windows 2000.
But in Windows 9x whether in Windows 95, 98 or Millennium Internet Explorer crashes

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14 minutes ago, WinFX said:

 

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I have news about Windows Update v3, I have managed to get Windows Update back to Windows NT 4.0, but only a critical update appears as in Windows 2000.
But in Windows 9x whether in Windows 95, 98 or Millennium Internet Explorer crashes

Are these updates for Windows NT 4.0 actually current updates or are they hardcoded?

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7 minutes ago, xpandvistafan said:

Are these updates for Windows NT 4.0 actually current updates or are they hardcoded?

Most likely they are hardcoded. Although I understand that Windows Update v3 you have to install critical updates before anything else.

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