Microsoft removing XP downloads
Posted 23 August 2012 - 09:37 AM
Won't be long before things like bulletins disappear.
Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:02 AM
Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:05 PM
Posted 23 August 2012 - 05:01 PM
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.
Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:20 PM
Yes, they can
Number of downloads: 55
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.
Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:56 AM
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:
In this case the number will be "9110".
Limitations: ARA, HEB and JPN-NEC updates cannot be downloaded in this way.
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.
This post has been edited by tomasz86: 24 August 2012 - 04:19 PM
Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:28 PM
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.
Posted 27 August 2012 - 08:37 AM
Posted 27 August 2012 - 08:43 AM
Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:24 AM
Here is apparently an alternative. <-have not tried yet...
This post has been edited by submix8c: 04 September 2012 - 10:27 AM