WHDownloader - Support and chat

Discussion in 'WHDownloader' started by Alphawaves, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. PointZero

    PointZero MDL Member

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    I just downloaded them all and see the issue also. It's the requested hotfixes that are having problems. Normal updates are ok.

    As Enthousiast said, the links are all official MS links, but those requested hotfixes are routed through a different domain (hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net vs. download.microsoft.com). hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net is the official MS domain for them and it's down at the moment apparently. The old domain of hotfixv4.microsoft.com for them is not working either.

    I think abbodi1406 posted previously that MS is slowly killing access to the requested hotfix system and this may be another sign that it's going away at some point. Maybe abbodi1406 knows more about this.
     
  2. Jumbo Flapjack

    Jumbo Flapjack MDL Novice

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    So if they do indeed remove all hotfixes, how will 8.1 operate afterwards? Will it still be secure?
     
  3. PointZero

    PointZero MDL Member

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    Those hotfixes needed to be manually requested from MS. Their system would then send a link where the hotfixes could be downloaded. Probably >95% of users never even knew about the hotfixes or bothered to request them.

    That's one of the big things that makes abbodi1406's lists in WHDownloader special- it offers more thorough update/hotfix coverage than just about anywhere (except for @komm's KUC program, which offers a comparable selection for Win7 & 8.1).

    Even if the requested hotfixes are killed off, the lists of updates available here will still be much more complete than what's offered through Windows Update. And no superseded updates are in the lists here (unlike in WU's offerings).
     
  4. Jumbo Flapjack

    Jumbo Flapjack MDL Novice

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    They're digitally signed from Microsoft so I dunno why people would complain, but they also don't have to use it :p.
     
  5. Jumbo Flapjack

    Jumbo Flapjack MDL Novice

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    The only one I can not find is
    Windows8.1-KB3071675-x64.msu - Windows Fabric traces stop working on virtual machines.
     
  6. PointZero

    PointZero MDL Member

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    See my msg in the Win8.1 hotfix repo thread.
     
  7. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    This might end Windows 7 list WithoutKB3125574
     
  8. PointZero

    PointZero MDL Member

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    Yeah, "WithoutKB3125574" category is nearly 70% requested hotfixes (>280 of them), so doesn't look good for it.

    It's a shame that MS may be stopping them, but inevitable with the push towards Win10.
     
  9. PointZero

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    Ah, I haven't seen that request page in quite a while (because I didn't know about that trick). Hopefully it is just a temporary issue then.
     
  10. daniel_k

    daniel_k MDL Novice

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    Did anyone manage to download something these days?

    Mail service wasn't working a few days ago, now the hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net server is down... so sad.
     
  11. Jumbo Flapjack

    Jumbo Flapjack MDL Novice

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    I noticed the URLs have changed to Gitlab for the previous failed updates, except now they still fail and I have to download them in my browser and the links work fine, just wondering why they won't download in WHD.
     
  12. PointZero

    PointZero MDL Member

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    You're right. abbodi1406 moved those hotfixes to that other server to help everybody retrieve them while the MS hotfix server is down. (And everybody should thank him for all the work he did to complete that. :))

    As you mentioned, the links do work directly from a browser but they're failing in WHDownloader. It shouldn't be a user agent issue since that other server worked previously, unless something is different in those new folders..

    Hopefully abbodi1406 can figure out what the issue is. Thanks for the heads-up on it.
     
  13. aquarius84

    aquarius84 MDL Junior Member

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    are there not Office 2019 updates until now?
     
  14. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Did you try or installed Office 2019?
    click to run technology do no have separate updates like MSI, Office itself update internally