Out of the box, some of the Windows Update websites may not work for you. That's what the prerequisites page is for! On this page, you will be able to view guides created by the Windows Update Restored team, so you can access and use our restored Windows Update websites, as well as the ones still hosted online on Microsoft's servers. Down below, there are tutorials for how to restore access to Windows Update Restored v5, Windows Update v6, Microsoft Update, and the Microsoft Update (Vista) website. If you need further help, feel free to join our Discord server or make a post on our MSFN forum and we will be able to help you from there.

Windows Update Restored v5 - Tutorial

Need help making Windows Update Restored v5 work on your Windows system? Then check out the Windows Update Restored v5 instructions page!
This will help guide you make the website work for you so you can check for updates, download and install updates, and use the website with no problems since it doesn't work out of the box.

Windows Update v6 - Tutorial

Out of the box, Windows Update v6 doesn't work because of Microsoft's various attempts to hide the website from being accessed online since it's still hosted on their servers.
We have made a tutorial to help guide you to make the website work on your system just like you could before the SHA-2 switch in August 2020.

Microsoft Update - Tutorial

Just like Windows Update v6, the Microsoft Update website has the same problems because of the SHA-2 switch over in August 2020.
Our tutorial that we created will help guide you step-by-step so you can use Microsoft Update just like you could before it was made nearly inaccessible online.

Microsoft Update (Vista) - Tutorial

This version of the Microsoft Update website was made specifically for Windows Vista through Windows 8.1. Accessing this website is a lot easier than the version made for Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
We have created a step-by-step tutorial that will help you access and use the Microsoft Update website for Windows Vista through Windows 8.1 so you can also obtain updates for your Microsoft related software on your PC!

If you have any more questions or need further assistance, feel free to join our Discord server by clicking here and you can get help from our Discord members.