Jump to content

Microsoft Windows Update v3/v4/v5

Recommended Posts

On 11/7/2022 at 6:08 PM, WULover said:


This message is for all people who want to restore and run the Windows Update v5 site on their computer.

This is the 1st guide to restore Windows Update v5.

Disclaimer: The v5 site can contain bugs. Please report bugs, so they can be solved by us.

Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 R2 recommended. The IIS and DNS features (roles) are necessary to do this guide.


1) Download the latest Windows Update v5 files : Download Windows Update v5*

2) Extract the files in a folder on your server.

3) Go into "the folder where you extracted the files > v5consumer > shared > js" and rename the file "redirect.js" to "redirect2.js".

4) Go to your DNS role (Start > Administrative tools > DNS).

5) Create a new zone called "v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com".

6) In this zone, create a Host record (A) and enter ONLY your server's IP address (in the IP field, like that "" - this is an example). To know your IP v4 address, press Windows + R, then type cmd. When the Command Prompt appears, type ipconfig. Your IP v4 address should appear.).

7) Close the DNS, then go to IIS. Create a new website (in the left sidebar, expand "your server name", then right-click on Sites and then click on "New website".).

8) In the field "Site name", type v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com. In the Path field, click on Browse, and then browse to the folder where you extracted Windows Update v5 (this folder should contain the folder "v5consumer" - DO NOT SELECT V5CONSUMER. In the Binding group, use the default settings. In the Host name field, type v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com.

9) Do not forget to install the IIS url2rewrite module - Download the module (english) (overrender.com is my website, and this file hasn't been modified, it's the original one from Microsoft). WARNING! x64 INSTALLER!


10) Go to your client (Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Windows 2000). Go to the DNS settings, then enter the IP of your server in the Prefered DNS field. Click OK.

11) Check if you can access the Windows Update v5 website. Open Internet Explorer (Internet Explorer 6 recommended), and type v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com.
If you can access the site, continue to Step 12. Else send me a Private Message.

12) Download ProxHTTPSProxy Mii v1.3a - Download the file

13) Extract the file on your host computer (only if you're using a virtual machine. If you're using a real computer, extract it on your server).

14) Go into the extracted folder, and double-click on "ProxHTTPSProxy.exe". This will create a file called "CA.crt".

15) Double click on "CA.crt", then (in the window) click "Install certificate" In the wizard, click Next. Click on "Place all certificates in the following store", then click "Browse...". Check the Checkbox, then go at the top of the list, then expand "Trusted root certificate authority" and click on "Local computer". Click OK, then click Next, and close the window. If the certificate was imported successfully, you will get a message box saying "The importation was successfull" or something like that.

16) Go to the ProxHTTPSProxy folder, then open the Launcher.exe file. It will open in the System Tray.

17) Open Internet Explorer, then go to the Tools menu, then click on Internet Options. Go to the Connections tab, and click "Lan settings." Check "Use a proxy server for your LAN". Click on advanced and, in the HTTPS field, type the IP Address or the computer where ProxHTTPSProxy is running. In the Port field, type 8079. 

18) Click OK, then click OK. In the "Advanced" tab, scroll down and find the Checkbox "Use HTTP 1.1 with Proxy connection". Check it, then click OK to close the Internet Options. If this was done successfully, download the "Restore_WU_XP.zip" file - Download the file 

19) Extract it in a folder onto your client (ONLY THE CLIENT). Then run "Install.cmd". When a prompt "Windows File Protection" appears, click CANCEL (this is VERY important). 

20) Restart your client.

21) Open Launcher.exe (in the ProxHTTPSProxy folder).

22) Open Internet Explorer, then type http://fe2.update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/default.aspx?g_sconsumersite and try Windows Update v6.

23) If you can check for updates without problems, type http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com and the v5 site should work.



This section is for add-ons (multilanguage files, etc...)

IIS Rewrite Module (Official Microsoft Site) : Go to the IIS website


This guide is not definitive and might be updated in the future. So, stay up-to-date!

If you have any question or problem,  send me a Private Message or ask @maile3241, @WinFX or @ByQuadCore. If your problem is happening to many other people, I'll post a solution.

All files except the Windows Update v5 files are hosted by OverRender.com. Report a missing file or a problem with them to me.

This site has been restored with the great help & work of @maile3241, @WinFX, @ByQuadCore and me.

 - WULover

Is this guide still incomplete? The last edit from November 7, 2022 says "totally incomplete"

Link to comment
Share on other sites

There is very good news! @Miles Prower found results.asp in a Win ME preinstalled file! Currently the page is still static, so the wrong updates are displayed. Unfortunately we are still missing the results.asp for the selection of updates i.e. for "Important Updates and Service Packs" and for "Windows x".

Here is a short video:


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...