Seeking MS hotfixes via wayback machine...

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Seeking MS hotfixes via wayback machine...

Post by brutus1234 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:13 pm

Now I'm a newbie about the internet web archive and I think their wayback machine is unbelievable!!!
My issue is I can't download anything from old microsoft sites, I even picked several different dates in the past but nothing seems to work.
Tried seeking for web folders update kb892211 and then for sp1a for winxp but the only result was a block due to the "robots.txt" limitations. Is there some trick to workaround this? I see other guys actually get "real" files and even "real" links, so I must be missing something or so...
Can you help me?


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Post by newsposter » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:56 pm

Did you try goin directly to microsoft??

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892211

And why would you want sp1a? Sp3a is the last released.....

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Post by 5eraph » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:14 pm

SP3a? Where is this?

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Post by tomasz86 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:41 am

@newsposter

It links to another update that's not compatible with Windows 2000 (which brutus1234 uses)... BUT 892211 is available on the bristols' list. The update itself is no longer available to download from M$ servers.

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Post by brutus1234 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:07 pm

tomasz86 wrote:BUT 892211 is available on the bristols' list.
You are actually right!
I see the ita package is missing, and google doesn't help locating it (I know this particular package was replaced by a newer one so I guess MS hidden/removed it). So I thought a web archive would be a valuable resource, since some other packages on bristols' page are now missing as well.
Truth is, I'm not searching for some files, instead I would like to understand a general hint.

I'll explain this idea with an example:

Q: Do you know the area of a rectangle having h=4 and w=3 ?
A: 12

is different than:

Q: Do you know the area of a rectangle having h=4 and w=3 ?
A: The area of EVERY rectangle is h * w. In this case h * w is 12.

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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:56 pm

WTF?!?!?!

I wasted time looking for and validating a sp1a package becaues you CANNOT explain yourself properly???

Wow i'm OUT!

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Post by bphlpt » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:12 pm

@brutus1234, if I understand what you are asking, unfortunately, when searching for Windows files there is NOT a general search method that always works. You have to have a series of places to search, especially for older files.

Rather than using rectangles for your example, using Windows files, what exactly were you wanting us to tell you?

And if you really did need SP1a, and/or you ever want Kel's help for anything else ever again, I would strongly suggest you either further explain yourself or apologize, whichever is appropriate.

Cheers and Regards

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Post by brutus1234 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:23 pm

bphlpt wrote: if I understand what you are asking, unfortunately, when searching for Windows files there is NOT a general search method that always works. You have to have a series of places to search, especially for older files.
This is actually the answer I was after.
Didn't mean to waste your time, sorry.

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