About Windows Update Restored
Last updated 04/19/2024

Want to learn more about the Windows Update Restored project? Then you are at the right place!

What is this project about?
This project is about bringing back every single version of the Windows Update Website that has ever existed (Unofficially). This brings back the Windows Update feature for legacy operating systems like Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, and Windows XP! While this still is a work in progress, we are nearly complete with the restoration! Stay tuned until we release a completed version of the website!

How do the Windows Update websites work?
Quite simple. The Windows Update websites offered on Windows Update Restored work with an ActiveX control (proprietary technology belonging to Microsoft Corporation) downloaded and installed when running the website in Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 and newer. Once the ActiveX control is installed, the websites start downloading the necessary files to work. They check for updates and, once "Install Updates" clicked, download and install them directly to the user's computer.

The History of the Project
On March 10, 2022, a user by the name of WULover created a thread called "Microsoft Windows Update v3/v4/v5" on MSFN (available on the left sidebar), asking if people could help him to recreate the old Windows Update websites locally. Many people joined him and helped a lot, with developers, testers and other jobs inside the project. Once enough people were helping on MSFN, WULover took the popularity of the project over to Discord, where he created a dedicated Discord server for faster responses and help. After more and more users contributed to the project, we finally unveiled Windows Update Restored to the public in June 2023, making the old Windows Update websites available for everyone to use. With some hard work and hours of research, we were finally able to provide a stable, fast and working service for everyone to use. Users are now able to use Windows Update v2 through Windows Update v5 on our servers!

Contact Us
If you would like to contact us for any reason, you can do so by joining our Discord Server, or by email at captainter06 (at) gmail.com or millenniumtech_it (at) outlook.it.

Privacy Policy and Legal Information
Learn more about how your data is used and the legal side of Windows Update Restored by visiting the Privacy Policy and Legal Information pages.