[Q:] How to retrieve URL from which PC Settings or Store download the ESD?

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  1. moderate

    moderate MDL Guru

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    #1 moderate, Dec 9, 2014
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    Hello,

    as you know, you can download the next W10 version by Immersive Contol Panel and also by Windows Store (by entering:

    Code:
    ms-windows-store:WindowsUpgrade
    to IE address bar)

    Does anybody know, from where user can reveal the URL from which is downloaded package received to \Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download? Thanks.
     
  2. moderate

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    Ah, it is from WindowsUpdate.log...
    :)

    sorry for bothering :)
     
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  4. pisthai

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    There a few option for to retrieve that infos.

    • If a Download Manager was used, the log file of that one;
    • using a Database Apps for to keep that History;
    • using sadden log files of Windows.
    Fact is, all of that option need an interaction of the user to keep that data.

    I use an PHP Apps with and MySQL Database for to keep such important data and do similar for to keep Computer Info's, incl. what is where installed with what S/N and Activation codes as well as Registration infos. That's very useful if use to buy online software and keep track of it. My own database for that goes back to the mid '80's.
     
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  5. moderate

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    thanks, it will become handy next time...

    ...actually, when ESD downloading finishes (TaskMgr is great for watching network transfer.), user has whole 15 secs to reach \Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\111511568914841984894 directory and start copying ESD file elsewhere... :))
     
  6. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    One could query WindowsUpdate.log with some script directly and download with wget to any place ... :g:?
     
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    Does any program exist, what will pretend to WU for example:

    ...on Win8-1-1x64 that client is WVistax32 instead? You know, just to download updates and language packs... :))
     
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    #9 s1ave77, Dec 9, 2014
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  9. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    BTW, Don't forget that those ESDs are encrypted
     
  10. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Is decryption key known in this case :hmm:?
     
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  11. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    I don't know :hmm:

    but it could be the same as x86/x64 ESDs
     
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    #13 s1ave77, Dec 9, 2014
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    Code:
    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
    This was last i noticed ... :g:.
     
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  13. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Thats for W10 :D

    anyway, both known CryptoKeys are already implemented in qad's decrypter :)
     
  14. s1ave77

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    Yep, i know latest decrypter is shipped with all needed keys :worthy:.



    Would be good to see the LOG to check the offers :g:.
     
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  15. moderate

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    Encrypted? My sweet ESD? Please, tell me more.

    I normally dig inside right now.
     
  16. s1ave77

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    abbodi only guessed afaik, since the Windows Store Upgrade ESDs are decrypted (see the ESD REPO thread) :nsa:.
     
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    #18 abbodi1406, Dec 9, 2014
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    The directly downloaded ESD is encrypted
    it get decrypted during Upgrade process (if completed through Store)

    so, if you downloaded manually using the link above, you will get Encrypted file
    you need qad's decrypter (presuming the crypto key is the same as x86/x64)
     
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    #19 Superfly, Dec 10, 2014
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  19. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Yes it is :)

    but we are talking about ARM refresh esd, which could have different crypto key (i doubt)