Prerequisites Information

 

Windows Update Restored v5

As you have probably noticed, Windows Update Restored v5 does not work out of the box and requires some system modifications, so how can we fix that?

You simply need to follow the instructions below and they will be able to help you get Windows Update Restored v5 working on your system!


 

Warning: We are not responsible for anything that goes wrong to your system if an event like that were to occur. Please proceed at your own risk.
 

The following instructions apply to only Windows 2000 SP3/SP4, Windows XP x86 & x64, and Windows Server 2003 x86 & x64.
 

1. Download the ActiveX Component zip file and extract it (This zip file includes the necessary files to get Windows Update Restored v5 working on your system): Download here.

2. Head over to %SystemRoot%\System32\ and rename the existing wuweb.dll to something along the lines of wuweb-old.dll or wuweb.dll.bak.

3. If you are running a 32-bit/ x86 version of Windows, then in the extracted folder, you need to open the "32-Bit" folder > System 32, and copy the wuweb.dll file to %SystemRoot%\System32\.

4. Paste the new wuweb.dll file from the extracted zip folder into %SystemRoot%\System32\.

5. If you are running a 64-Bit/ x64 version of Windows, then you need to rename the wuweb.dll files in both %SystemRoot%\System32\ and %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\ to something other than wuweb.dll like wuweb-old.dll or wuweb.dll.bak.

6. Then you need to open the 64-Bit folder in the extracted zip folder and copy and paste the wuweb.dll files from both the System32 and SysWOW64 folders to their matching destinations, %SystemRoot%\System32\ and %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\

7. Open up the Command Prompt (Your user account must be an administrator, otherwise the next step will not work).

8. Type the following command regsvr32 wuweb.dll and press enter on your keyboard.

9. For 64-bit users, type the following commands: regsvr32 %SystemRoot%\System32\wuweb.dll and regsvr32 %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\ and then press enter on your keyboard.

10. A prompt should appear saying the dll successfully registered. If you get that prompt then you can move on to the next step and close the command prompt window.

11. Open the "WURv5 WSUS Registry File" folder and open the WSUS_WUR.reg file.

12. You might get some prompts once you open the registry file. If you do, click on the "Yes" button and then you should get the prompt that says it successfully applied the registry file to your system.

13. Once you have done everything, make sure SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0 are enabled. You can that by opening Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections > Internet Options.

14. When you are there, head over to the "Advanced" tab and scroll down all the way to the bottom until you see SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0.

15. Make sure they are both checked. If they aren't, make sure to check them and then click on the "OK" button to close out of the Internet Properties window.

16. Now you can open Windows Update Restored v5! Open up Internet Explorer and type the following URL in the address bar: http://v5.windowsupdaterestored.com and it should work without any problems!


 

Windows Update v6

Windows Update v6 as many people thought supposedly got "shutdown" in 2020 when Microsoft made the switch over to SHA-2 signing support instead of dual SHA-1 and SHA-2.

So you might be wondering, how can I access and update my system using Windows Update v6? Well here's how to do that.

All the instructions you will need are listed below.


 

Warning: We are not responsible for anything that goes wrong to your system if an event like that were to occur. Please proceed at your own risk.
 

The following instructions apply to only Windows XP SP3 x86 & Windows XP SP2 x64, and Windows Server 2003 SP1/SP2 x86 & x64.

If you would like to watch a detailed YouTube video that show's you how to make Windows Update v6 work properly, you can click here to watch the video version of that tutorial.
 

1. Firstly, you need to check your system's Service Pack to make sure it matches what's listed above. If they don't match, then you can download those Service Packs from our Service Pack Center.

2. Once your Service Pack is all set, you need to download the Windows Update SHA-2 patch. Download here.

3. After downloading the zip file, you need to extract it.

4. Once the zip file is extracted, run the Install.cmd file. It will automatically apply the patches so don't be alarmed.

5. After the patches have been applied, you will get a Windows File Protection prompt. Click Cancel.

6. Restart your PC for the patches to fully apply.

7. Next, you need to download the ProxHTTPSProxy 1.3a zip file. Download here.

8. Once you've downloaded the zip file, you need to extract it.

9. After the zip file has been extracted, you need to run "ProxHTTPSProxy.exe"

10. A command prompt window will open and it should create a new certificate file in your extracted folder. Once it's created you can close the Command Prompt window.

11. Open the newly created certificate and click on the "Install Certificate..." button.

12. Click next in the Certificate Import Wizard.

13. Select "Place all certificates in the following store".

14. Click on the "Browse..." button.

15. Select "Show physical stores".

16. Expand "Trusted Root Certification Authorities" and then select "Local Computer".

17. Click on the "OK" button.

18. Click on the "Next" button, then click on the "Finish" button.

19. Click on the "OK button" on the "The import was successful" prompt to close it.

20. Click on the "OK" button to close the Certificate window.

21. Now open the "ProxHTTPSProxy.exe" file to test the proxy.

22. If you get a Windows Firewall prompt, click "Unblock".

23. Next, we need to replace the config.ini file with a modified version. Download here.

24. Rename the old config.ini file in the Proxy Folder to something like "config-old.ini" and paste in the new config.ini file.

25. Run the "ProxHTTPSProxy.exe" to test it again.

26. Close out of the Proxy and head over to Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections > Internet Options.

27. Open the Security tab > Trusted Sites, click on "Default Level", and slide the slider all the way to the top until the security level is set to "High".

28. Then click on the "Sites..." button and a new window will popup.

29. Uncheck "Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone".

30. Add the following URLS to the zone:

- http://update.microsoft.com

- http://www.update.microsoft.com

- https://www.update.microsoft.com

31. Once you've added the new URLS, click on the "OK" button.

32. Now head over to the "Connections" tab and click on the "Lan Settings..." button.

33. Check "Use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections)." and then click on the "Advanced..." button.

34. Beside "Secure:" under the "Proxy address to use" section, type "localhost" and under the "Port" section, type "8080" or whatever your FrontServer port is (Most likely to be 8080).

35. Then click on the "OK" button to close out of the Proxy Settings window.

36. Head over to the Advanced tab and scroll down all the way to the bottom.

37. Make sure "Use SSL 2.0" is unchecked and that "Use SSL 3.0 and Use TLS 1.0" are checked. Then click on the "Apply" button, then click on the "OK" button.

38. Next, open the "ProxHTTPSProxy.exe" file to open up the proxy and keep that running in the background whenever we use Windows Update v6.

39. Open up Internet Explorer, and head over to http://fe2.update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/default.aspx?g_sconsumersite

40. There we go! You can now check for updates, download updates, and install updates on your system using Windows Update v6!


 

Microsoft Update Website (Windows XP & Windows Server 2003)

Along with the supposed "shutdown" of Windows Update v6 in 2020 when Microsoft made the switch over to SHA-2 signing support instead of dual SHA-1 and SHA-2, the Microsoft Update website went down along with Windows Update v6.

So you might be wondering, how can I access and update my system using Windows Update v6? Well here's how to do that.

All the instructions you will need are listed below.


 

Warning: We are not responsible for anything that goes wrong to your system if an event like that were to occur. Please proceed at your own risk.
 

The following instructions apply to only Windows XP SP3 x86 & Windows XP SP2 x64, and Windows Server 2003 SP1/SP2 x86 & x64.

A video version of this tutorial is available on YouTube.
 

1. Firstly, you need to be able to access and check for updates on Windows Update v6 on your system. To do that, you can follow the instructions above (video tutorial: available on YouTube).

2. Next you need to download the following files:

3. Open the 2 cab files and extract the .DLL files to the desktop.

4. Open the mucltui_(your language) cab file and extract the .mui file to the desktop.

5. Remove the _(your language) extension from the mui file so it's just mucltui.dll

6. Move all the extracted files (2 DLL files and 1 mui file) to System32 to "C:\WINDOWS\system32"

7. Open command prompt and type the following commands "regsvr32 mucltui.dll" and "regsvr32 muweb.dll"

8. Once you've registered the 2 DLL files, you need to open your Proxy that you setup and head over to http://update.microsoft.com

9. You should now be at the page that says "Try Microsoft Update today", click on the "Start Now" button!

10. Click on the "Continue" button.

11. Finally, click on the "Check for Updates" button.

12. Microsoft update has a tendency to freeze upon checking for updates for the very first time, so if that happens to you, just close out of Internet Explorer and reopen it and go back to http://update.microsoft.com and check for updates and it should work!


 

Microsoft Update Website (Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1)

If you were a very dedicated Windows user or really liked Windows Update, then you have probably visited a different version of the Microsoft Update that was meant for Windows Vista users all the way up to Windows 8.1 users.

It's still possible to install Microsoft Update on your Windows Vista through Windows 8.1 PC through that version of the Microsoft Update Website. So you might be wondering, how can I do that? Well here's how to do it.

All the instructions you will need are listed below.


 

Warning: We are not responsible for anything that goes wrong to your system if an event like that were to occur. Please proceed at your own risk.
 

The following instructions apply to only Windows Vista RTM/SP1/SP2, Windows 7 RTM/SP1, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 all in x86 & x64.

We also have a video tutorial on how to get Microsoft Update working from Windows Vista through WIndows 8.1.
 

1. (For Windows Vista through Windows 8.1 users) You need to have the Automatic Updates service working first, otherwise this method will not work. This link leads to a playlist explaining how to get Automatic Updates working on legacy Windows versions.

2. Open Control Panel > Network and Internet > Internet Options > Security

3. Click "Trusted Sites", and set the slider all the way to High.

4. Click on the "Sites" button.

5. Uncheck "Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone".

6. Add the following URLS to the zone:

- http://update.microsoft.com

- http://www.update.microsoft.com

- https://www.update.microsoft.com

7. Once you've added the new URLS, click on the "OK" button.

8. Now you can close out of the Internet Properties window and the Control Panel.

9. Open Internet Explorer.

10. Click on Tools > Compatibility View Settings

11. Underneath "Add this website:" type "microsoft.com"

12. Click on the "Add" button.

13. Click on the "Close" button.

14. In Internet Explorer, go to http://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/vistadefault.aspx

15. You should now be on the newer version of the Microsoft Update website. Check "I agree to the Terms of Use for Microsoft Update."

16. Then click on the "Next" button.

17. You can choose either "Use recommended settings" or "Use current settings" and then click on the "Install" button.

18. After some time, you might get a User Account Control popup, if you do, click "Yes".

19. Windows Update in the Control Panel should automatically open after and beside "You receive updates:" It should now say "For Windows and other products from Microsoft Update"

20. Now you can check for updates, download updates, and install updates for Microsoft related software installed on your PC like Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visual Studio, and Microsoft Security Essentials!


 

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