Privacy Policy

Learn more about how data is collected and used by Windows Update Restored.


Collected data

We do not collect any data. The one used to check for updates is not accessible by Windows Update Restored, and only stays on your local machine. Collecting personal data is something that no one of the Windows Update Restored team like and want, so we do not collect anything. You won't have the feeling of being spied on when using Windows Update Restored. As we're hosting the websites by our own, no data or requests goes to Microsoft Corporation.

Data used by Windows Update when checking for updates

This is what Windows Update uses when checking for updates:
  - The current Microsoft software installed on your computer (only Windows products, like Windows Media Player, etc.);
  - The name and version number of the Windows operating system you're checking for updates on;
  - The version numbers of the Windows software installed on your computer.

That's all. Windows Update does not use anything else to provide you the latest updates for your computer. This is available for every version of Windows Update & Microsoft Windows. Please also note that all this data is only used locally, and nothing is being sent to Windows Update Restored. All the files downloaded from Windows Update Restored to check for updates are downloaded in C:\Program Files\WindowsUpdate, C:\Program Files\WindowsUpdate\V4 and C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution.

Advertising and cookies

Nothing is collected at all. We are completely against advertisements or anything related to selling personal data to third-party companies of any kind. We do not make any profits in general, and the server costs are generously paid by millennium_tech, which is the server owner.

Website logs

They are kept for 14 days. The Windows Update Restored websites uses industry-standard web server logging. They are deleted from the server after 14 days, and contain your user agent, as well as your IP address. They also contain the path on the website you were accessing, and might contain the URL as well (but not all the time). Windows Update Restored does not use any of the logged data in any kind, except for assistance purposes, which are requested by the user on either Discord, MSFN or e-mail.

Legacy Update

Visit the Legacy Update website. Windows Update Restored V5 uses the Legacy Update proxy server to check for and retrieve available updates. Please visit Legacy Update's Privacy Policy at to learn more about what data is collected, and for which purposes.