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Microsoft deleted XPSP3/2000SP4 Links

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All the Service Packs for Windows 2000 + Update Rollup 2 (Italian)

http://www.filewatcher.com/b/ftp/ftp.unive.it/pub/windows/Windows2000_spack-0.html

 

Service Pack 2 and 3 for Windows XP (Italian)

http://www.filewatcher.com/b/ftp/ftp.unive.it/pub/windows/WindowsXP_spack-0.html

 

Service Pack 1 for Windows XP (Italian)

http://web.volftp.tiscali.it/pub/pc/windows/winnt50/patches/xpsp1_it_x86.exe

 

and I've found again the full XP SP3 ISO for network installations from an old cd that I have burned almost 8 years ago.

 

Microsoft is really desperate, it's trying to move users from XP to their "free" Windows 10.

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Finding the stuff on third party sites that Microsoft deleted isn't hard. I think the OP's point was that Microsoft is deleting downloads from their Download Center!! They seem to have deleted Calculator Plus too. Anything to get people on to modern versions of Windows and force them to use apps. A number of old downloads applicable to older versions of Windows seem to be gone, besides the service packs.

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I encourage you all to use and take advantage of the Internet Archive (WayBack Machine) to download Microsoft software.

 

The IA is a 501©(3) non profit organization in the United States, and has been archiving the web since 1996. It became officially recognized as a library by the State of California in 2007.

 

This ensures that we are using links that will NOT "mysteriously disappear" in the future. Also, questionable sources could lead to disastrous results.

 

If you have the original Italian links, you can paste them in the Internet Archive. I have provided English below.

 

Windows 2000 Service Pack 1 (SP1): https://web.archive.org/web/20001018165700/http://download.microsoft.com/download/win2000platform/SP/SP1/NT5/EN-US/sp1network.exe

 

Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 (SP2): https://web.archive.org/web/20030918215610/http://download.microsoft.com/download/win2000platform/sp/sp2/nt5/en-us/w2ksp2.exe

 

Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3): https://web.archive.org/web/20050813104452/http://download.microsoft.com/download/win2000platform/SP/SP3/NT5/EN-US/w2ksp3.exe

 

Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4): https://web.archive.org/web/20051022095019/http://download.microsoft.com/download/e/6/a/e6a04295-d2a8-40d0-a0c5-241bfecd095e/w2ksp4_en.exe

 

Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Security Roll up (SRP): https://web.archive.org/web/20060320020710/http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/7/b/27b1d1a3-0299-4336-b88a-22b9f09817e2/Windows2000-KB891861-v2-x86-ENU.EXE

 

Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1): https://web.archive.org/web/20020911143832/http://premierdownload.microsoft.com/download/whistler/SP/SP1/WXP/en-us/xpsp1_en_x86.exe

 

Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2): https://web.archive.org/web/20050618161252/http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/6/5/165b076b-aaa9-443d-84f0-73cf11fdcdf8/WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe

 

Archived: Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers

 

Direct Download: https://web.archive.org/web/20140119014510/http://download.microsoft.com/download/d/3/0/d30e32d8-418a-469d-b600-f32ce3edf42d/WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe

 

 

Internet Explorer 7 if you need it: Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP 32-bit

 

Direct Download: https://web.archive.org/web/20130509183828/http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/8/8/38889dc1-848c-4bf2-8335-86c573ad86d9/IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu.exe

 

 

Internet Explorer 8 if you need it: Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP 32-bit

   

Direct Download: https://web.archive.org/web/20130510043925/http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/C/0/CC0BD555-33DD-411E-936B-73AC6F95AE11/IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe

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Also, FWIW, if you go get the http://xdot.tk script and look inside it all the direct download links are there for EN.

 

Pretty sure someone figured out a method of getting the non-EN files as well (on MSFN?).

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If we can, let's try and keep this thread just to Windows 2000. Although starting a thread like this in the XP forum would be a great idea as well for those who are looking for these old links and cannot find them on the regular web. But that way it's easier to find when it's in the right forum. :yes:

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Pretty sure someone figured out a method of getting the non-EN files as well (on MSFN?).

 

Speaking from my experience, it is actually very difficult to find working links for non-EN updates. Especially when it comes to less used languages you have to spend a lot of time in Google and even then in some cases the links are simply not indexed at all :(

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Pretty sure someone figured out a method of getting the non-EN files as well (on MSFN?).

 

Speaking from my experience, it is actually very difficult to find working links for non-EN updates. Especially when it comes to less used languages you have to spend a lot of time in Google and even then in some cases the links are simply not indexed at all :(

 

 

Now we still can download some update files from windows catalog site, also in other languages.

I recommend that we download available files before microsoft deletes them.

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Also, FWIW, if you go get the http://xdot.tk script and look inside it all the direct download links are there for EN.

 

Pretty sure someone figured out a method of getting the non-EN files as well (on MSFN?).

 

I agree that is a great resource; my concern is that using direct Microsoft links will fail in the future.

 

This is why it is so important to utilize the WayBack Machine when pointing people to unsupported software; people accessing these threads in the future will at some point be unable to access these downloads with the Microsoft links.

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@sdfox7 - And why do you think I suggested getting that?

Use the links inside and go to WebArchive to search for the particular file.

What happens if they disappear direct? How will anyone know what the *original* direct link was? :unsure:

Amirite, or what? ;)

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I got original direct link from Windows Update database file.

 

File name is DataStore.edb.

 

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ese_database_view.html

DB File can be read with ese database viewer.

 

But it can get only native language.

If you want other language version, change some registries and clean up windows update folder SoftwareDistribution.

 

 

@sdfox7 - And why do you think I suggested getting that?

Use the links inside and go to WebArchive to search for the particular file.

What happens if they disappear direct? How will anyone know what the *original* direct link was? :unsure:

Amirite, or what? ;)

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working sp3 link from softpedia :: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Signatures-Updates/Windows-XP-SP3.shtml#download

 

@sdfox7 - And why do you think I suggested getting that?

Use the links inside and go to WebArchive to search for the particular file.

What happens if they disappear direct? How will anyone know what the *original* direct link was? :unsure:

Amirite, or what? ;)

Amrite is a sweet which i lke most

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If we can, let's try and keep this thread just to Windows 2000. Although starting a thread like this in the XP forum would be a great idea as well for those who are looking for these old links and cannot find them on the regular web. But that way it's easier to find when it's in the right forum. :yes:

 

Tommy and SubMix8

 

If you are interested, I created pages that auto-redirect to the archived downloads.

 

People are going to start looking for the original page and then not find it. Because of this, I created a page and programmed it in FrontPage, with a Custom System Variable to redirect to the archived version in 3 seconds.

[Offtopic Comment]
You have got to love loopholes!

If you'd like to try it out, it's here. It took me all of 5 minutes to do this.

I titled them to resemble the title of the original page, so that when someone web searches for Windows 2000 and XP SP2 or SP3, mine will be one of the first to appear:

Download Details: Windows XP Service Pack 2 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers

Download Details: Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers

Download Windows 2000 Service Pack 1 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers from Official Microsoft Download Center: http://sdfox7.com/2000sp1.htm

Download Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers from Official Microsoft Download Center: http://sdfox7.com/2000sp2.htm

Download Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers from Official Microsoft Download Center: http://sdfox7.com/2000sp3.htm

Download Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers from Official Microsoft Download Center: http://sdfox7.com/2000sp4.htm

Download Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Security Roll Up Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers from Official Microsoft Download Center: http://sdfox7.com/2000srp.htm

Download Windows XP Service Pack 1 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers from Official Microsoft Download Center: http://sdfox7.com/xpsp1.htm

Download Windows XP Service Pack 2 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers from Official Microsoft Download Center: http://sdfox7.com/xpsp2.htm

Download Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers from Official Microsoft Download Center: http://sdfox7.com/xpsp3.htm

Download Internet Explorer 7 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers from Official Microsoft Download Center: http://sdfox7.com/ie7.htm

Download Internet Explorer 8 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers from Official Microsoft Download Center: http://sdfox7.com/ie8.htm

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Archived downloads is good, they seem to work okay on my end. I do like it actually. I'd almost like to create a separate thread for all those kinds of links and then add it to my thread of important links to Windows 2000 topics.

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Oy! Slick!

Now how about the XP Post-SP3 EOL list from -X-'s script? :unsure:

Getting into Archive for all of them would be time-consuming. :crazy:

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Hey sdfox7, you don't mind if I replace the dead links on my Windows 2000 page with yours, do you? I'll need to mirror KB891861 (Update Rollup 1), KB842773 (BITS 2.0 update), and Windows Installer 3.1 as well (I happen to have German, Japanese, Russian, and Chinese versions of all those updates stored locally)

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Hey sdfox7, you don't mind if I replace the dead links on my Windows 2000 page with yours, do you? I'll need to mirror KB891861 (Update Rollup 1), KB842773 (BITS 2.0 update), and Windows Installer 3.1 as well (I happen to have German, Japanese, Russian, and Chinese versions of all those updates stored locally)

I don't see why there'd be a problem unless you claim it was all your own work finding them. Having up-to-date Windows 2000 resources is a great idea, it makes it much easier on all of us to find stuff rather than having to spend hours looking for updates. Man, I remember when Windows NT still had a place on Microsoft's website...talk about how time flies now that XP and 2000 links are disappearing.

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Hey sdfox7, you don't mind if I replace the dead links on my Windows 2000 page with yours, do you? I'll need to mirror KB891861 (Update Rollup 1), KB842773 (BITS 2.0 update), and Windows Installer 3.1 as well (I happen to have German, Japanese, Russian, and Chinese versions of all those updates stored locally)

 

The links on my http://sdfox7.com/win2ksp.htm link directly to Microsoft's server. I also have the packages directly in my /2000 folder.

 

Once the links go down, I will edit the page to direct to the Internet Archive. I may consider doing it sooner than that.

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Hi all.

These should be the original links from microsoft for italian SP4:
1) download page: www.microsoft.com/it-it/download/details.aspx?id=4127
2) direct link: download.microsoft.com/download/4/3/9/4399958A-CAE3-48CF-9FC3-2A36DAAB3A5E/w2ksp4_it.exe

They are already present into Internet Archive

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Removed physical links, please copy them into archive.org to use
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Hi all.

These should be the original links from microsoft for italian SP4:

1) download page http://www.microsoft.com/it-it/download/details.aspx?id=4127

2) direct link: http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/3/9/4399958A-CAE3-48CF-9FC3-2A36DAAB3A5E/w2ksp4_it.exe

They are already present into Internet Archive

Can anyone verify this? I clicked on both links and both produce dead results.

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Okay, I see what you're saying. I'm going to break the links then since they don't actually lead anywhere and just leave the text address up for copying.

 

Edit: Done. Now the full address will appear. I removed the http:// since that will continue to trigger a hyperlink but testing it in archive.org, it's not necessary to have anyway.

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