Forum Archive

Go Back   3D Realms Forums > General Topics > Software Forum
Blogs FAQ Members List Social Groups Calendar Mark Forums Read


Thread Tools
Old 01-08-2011, 12:34 AM   #1

ixfd64's Avatar
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?
*fires Devastator at next poster*

Visit my forums!
ixfd64 is offline  
Old 01-10-2011, 01:56 PM   #2

ZuljinRaynor's Avatar
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.
My vision is augmented.
ZuljinRaynor is offline  
Old 01-12-2011, 05:50 AM   #3

NutWrench's Avatar
Re: Windows Update and end of life
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.
"If by chance some day you're not feeling well and you should remember some silly thing I've said or done and it brings back a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart, then my purpose as your clown has been fulfilled."
NutWrench is offline  
Old 01-14-2011, 06:35 PM   #4

Crosma's Avatar
Exclamation Re: Windows Update and end of life
Windows Update for Windows 95 is still online.
(define love (lambda () (map conquer all)))
Crosma is offline  
Old 01-15-2011, 10:25 AM   #5

8IronBob's Avatar
Re: Windows Update and end of life
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?
PC Specs (a.k.a. "Galacticus Prime"):
8IronBob is offline  
Old 01-16-2011, 02:26 PM   #6
KO Gilligan

KO Gilligan's Avatar
Re: Windows Update and end of life
I downloaded MS-DOS 6.22 from the Microsoft educators site (Elms)
KO Gilligan is offline  


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:28 PM.

Page generated in 0.11272001 seconds (100.00% PHP - 0% MySQL) with 18 queries

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Website is 1987-2014 Apogee Software, Ltd.
Ideas and messages posted here become property of Apogee Software Ltd.