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Microsoft removing XP downloads

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They seem to be adding many back

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If we don't get them now, they will be lost forever. They are forcing everyone to upgrade.

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If we don't get them now, they will be lost forever. They are forcing everyone to upgrade.

Someone should start downloading XP/2003 updates and back them up somewhere like I've been doing with Win2k related files.

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We probably need to get the Win7 updates too. This is M$ new tactic to force their upgrades.

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I downloaded the entire MS download center from 1995 to 2006 some years back. Still have to download from 2006 to current. :thumbup

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If someone really wants to download the files then you should do it RIGHT NOW. M$ has been removing files very quickly. Some links which I used a few days ago no longer work today...

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Microsoft has officially stated that they will support Windows XP SP3 (with updates through Windows Update) until April 2014, so they can't remove the relevant updates, can they? Still the updates are already so many that they should release one more service pack (which ofcourse isn't going to happen).

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Microsoft has officially stated that they will support Windows XP SP3 (with updates through Windows Update) until April 2014, so they can't remove the relevant updates, can they? Still the updates are already so many that they should release one more service pack (which, of course, isn't going to happen).

This is a bad move from Micro$oft.

I think that there will be a class action, or a lawsuit, because Windows XP is still supported until that date.

Someone at Micro$oft should get fired.

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Microsoft has officially stated that they will support Windows XP SP3 (with updates through Windows Update) until April 2014, so they can't remove the relevant updates, can they?

Yes, they can :ph34r:

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Theoretically they only have to provide security fixes which means that all non-security stuff which is still available for XP can be either removed or the access to it can be restricted only to those who paid for it.

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I downloaded the entire MS download center from 1995 to 2006 some years back. Still have to download from 2006 to current. :thumbup

Did you download only ENU files or does your archive cover all languages?

I have found an EXTREMELY easy way to download single updates in all supported languages.

1) Create a text file, ex. "download.txt" and put this in it:

http://www.microsoft.com/zh-cn/download/confirmation.aspx?id=
http://www.microsoft.com/zh-tw/download/confirmation.aspx?id=
http://www.microsoft.com/cs-cz/download/confirmation.aspx?id=
http://www.microsoft.com/da-dk/download/confirmation.aspx?id=
http://www.microsoft.com/nl-nl/download/confirmation.aspx?id=
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=
http://www.microsoft.com/fi-fi/download/confirmation.aspx?id=
http://www.microsoft.com/fr-fr/download/confirmation.aspx?id=
http://www.microsoft.com/de-de/download/confirmation.aspx?id=
http://www.microsoft.com/el-gr/download/confirmation.aspx?id=
http://www.microsoft.com/hu-hu/download/confirmation.aspx?id=
http://www.microsoft.com/it-it/download/confirmation.aspx?id=
http://www.microsoft.com/ja-jp/download/confirmation.aspx?id=
http://www.microsoft.com/ko-kr/download/confirmation.aspx?id=
http://www.microsoft.com/nb-no/download/confirmation.aspx?id=
http://www.microsoft.com/pl-pl/download/confirmation.aspx?id=
http://www.microsoft.com/pt-br/download/confirmation.aspx?id=
http://www.microsoft.com/pt-pt/download/confirmation.aspx?id=
http://www.microsoft.com/ru-ru/download/confirmation.aspx?id=
http://www.microsoft.com/es-es/download/confirmation.aspx?id=
http://www.microsoft.com/sv-se/download/confirmation.aspx?id=
http://www.microsoft.com/tr-tr/download/confirmation.aspx?id=

2) Create a CMD file, ex. "download.cmd" and put this in it:

SET KBNUM=9110
SET BROWSERPATH=D:\Programy\Firefox\Firefox.exe

FOR /F "tokens=* delims=" %%I IN (download.txt) DO "%BROWSERPATH%" %%I%KBNUM%

You should change the KBNUM and BROWSERPATH values according to the downloaded update and the browser you're using.

3) Run the script (download.cmd). It will automatically open the links in the browser and you will be able to easily download all of them.

4) In order to get the KBNUM you just need to open the main page of each update, ex. for KB952954 it is:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=9110

In this case the number will be "9110".

Limitations: ARA, HEB and JPN-NEC updates cannot be downloaded in this way.

Edit: Update!

Many of the removed updates seem to be still available to download from MS Update Catalog! The website is IE-only and the download speed is not very fast but at least it does work!

Also the Catalog seems to be the only option to download Win2k updates (not only the removed ones but all updates) for Japanese NEC98. You can't access them from the public M$ site because even if you select JPN (NEC) the site will still link you to the x86 version of the update.

Edited by tomasz86
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Theoretically they only have to provide security fixes which means that all non-security stuff which is still available for XP can be either removed or the access to it can be restricted only to those who paid for it.

I think that the quote about non security hotfixes reffers to hotfixes that are released after the time of the mainstream support phase has ended.

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Try searching for Unicows on Microsoft's website.

Was there last month. Now, POOF!!! It's gone.

I understand it's quite old, but still. I'm surprised that none of the KernelEx users for Win9x have noticed yet.

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Try the link on KernelEx 1st post...

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Did you download only ENU files or does your archive cover all languages?

I only do English language computing, so I downloaded only English download center. No disrespect but saves me a ton of headaches of partial English, partial translated stuff.

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The B@#$%^&S removed the download for Access Based Enumeration (ABE) GUI for Windows Server 2003! :realmad:

Deleting older downloads!!! TIME TO PANIC if you haven't downloaded ALL.

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The -bleep- removed the download for Access Based Enumeration (ABE) GUI for Windows Server 2003!
I had never heard of it before, and you're right! I've located the I386 one but not the AMD64 one - both direct links are dead (found them). Also appears to be just for SP1 and won't install on SP2? In addition, apparently some folks (example) found that the AMD64 one won't install (maybe because of SP2?)...

Here is apparently an alternative. <-have not tried yet...

Edited by submix8c
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I found it via Internet archive and removing the check in the MSI via Orca makes it work on NT6 too (including the evil oversimplified Windows 8). :thumbup

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I found it via Internet archive<snip>
How odd! I just used that with the "direct links", chose downloading with FlashGet and the "direct link" was used (same as previous attempts) BUT the Referrer was filled in this time (blank when "New Download") with "http://archive.org/web/web.php". Weird! Anyhow, got both of them (I386/AMD64 ENU).

Starting to look like we'll need a "Direct Links" text file for any/all 2K3 and XP files. Post-SP2/SP3 would be fine. Would be real nice to have HBR's stored "somewhere" as well (wink-wink) along with the associated KB#-text. We're already having problems with Win2K files (both Pro and Server). Seriously looks like MS is swiftly "pulling the plug" on a lot of stuff. Gotta love the "cloud"...

edit - BTW, "InstEd It!" is a great MSI editor (as opposed to ORCA). Some minor mods DO work better with ORCA, however.

Edited by submix8c
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Hmmmm... maybe they're transferring to another server and the files are "temporarily unavailable"? I had tried (see original "complaint") at that time and got a "not found"...

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Hmmmm... maybe they're transferring to another server and the files are "temporarily unavailable"? I had tried (see original "complaint") at that time and got a "not found"...

It may be partially true but they did remove some older files like the IPv6 stack and several other very old updates for Win2k.

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