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Old 01-08-2011, 12:34 AM   #1
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Windows Update and end of life
This is probably a dumb question, but here goes: I know Microsoft will eventually end support of its products after a period of time. Does this merely mean that I will get no new updates, or will all updates for an unsupported product become unavailable?

For example, if I do a fresh install of Windows Server 2000 (for which support ended last June), will Windows Update not work at all, or can I still get updates up until the last available one?
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:56 PM   #2
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Re: Windows Update and end of life
Yeah, you can still get the old updates. It just means they're not making any new ones.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:50 AM   #3
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If you do a fresh install of Windows Server 2000, you might have to download the Service packs manually. (The Service Packs will contain all the cumulative updates).

I think the Windows Update service has been changed a couple of times over the years, so the original update service might not be able to download updates automatically.
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Old 01-14-2011, 06:35 PM   #4
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Windows Update for Windows 95 is still online.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:25 AM   #5
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Hmm..if they have any from the old Windows 3.1 days, which would be a joke, then I'd be all for that. Hehe... Bah, who am I kidding?
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Old 01-16-2011, 02:26 PM   #6
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I downloaded MS-DOS 6.22 from the Microsoft educators site (Elms)
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