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    #2419881

    I’m having trouble with a .net update that needs 2 prerequisite updates installed first.

    Everything I read sends me to the MS Update Catalog, I choose the correct KB, click “download” over on the right, a window pops up with a hyperlink for the download…..
    I click the link and absolutely nothing happens (as near as I can tell)

    Are they being downloaded into a folder within Windows or System32?
    I’m at a loss, there is no indication that anything is being downloaded, or does the catalog simply not respond to Home Premium……

    Thanks in advance to anyone with some insight into this

    Kevin

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    • #2419892

      Hi Kevin,

      My guess is that you are using the Firefox web browser which has issues with links for links in the MS Update Catalog. You can either copy and paste the link for the update into a new tab in Firefox, or instead you could use the Chrome web browser for getting the needed updates. In other words, Mozilla is working on a fix for this issue.

      If you give us the KB numbers for the required prerequisite updates, we can provide you with direct MS download links.

      Best regards,

      –GTP

      • #2419909

        I’m having the same problem with my Win 7 machine, and I’m using Chrome. Now what??

        Thanks, in advance.

        Dave

        • #2419975

          Right clock on the link : save link as..

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        • #2420043

          Security and Privacy >Site Settings >Content >Insecure content >under Allowed to show insecure content >ADD [*.]microsoft.com or [*.]www.catalog.update.microsoft.com
          hth

        • #2420889

          In Chrome,  click on the lock at the left end of the address bar.  Click on Site settings.  Scroll down to insecure content.  Change Block to Allow.

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    • #2419910

      TO ALL:
      It’s your browser settings.
      Whilst the MSFT Catalog itself is HTTPS, the actual download link is HTTP.
      Bypassing ‘HTTPS Only mode’ in your browser whether Chrome/derivatives or Firefox will rectify this.

      "-rw-rw-rw-" extreme computing
      • #2419938

        Even with htttps only mode disabled in Firefox, I find that I have to open the link for the update in a new tab in order to get the update to download.

    • #2420866

      I do not have these kinds of download problems with MS Update Catalog when running either Firefox ESR 91.x (I’m using Firefox 91.5.0 ESR) or latest Palemoon browser, which is why I have a relatively easy time getting downloads there when using these specific browsers

    • #2420903

      If you are using Chrome, see #2420889 below.

    • #2434162

      In Chrome,  click on the lock at the left end of the address bar.  Click on Site settings.  Scroll down to insecure content.  Change Block to Allow.

      when i open https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/2000003-ongoing-list-of-group-b-monthly-updates-for-win7-and-8-1/ and click on that lock there is no “insecure content” listed. location, camera, microphone and usb devices are the only things i might be able to turn on (allow) there.

      • #2434263

        Use that when you are at the Microsoft Update Catalog site to allow the downloads, not when at the Ask Woody site.

      • #2434271

        All off the entries below appear on my WIN7 SP1 X64 machine.  Why you get only “location, camera, microphone and usb devices”  I can’t answer.

        Note that “Insecure content” is sixth from the bottom.

        Location
        Camera
        Microphone
        Motion sensors
        Notifications
        JavaScript
        Images
        Pop-ups and redirects
        Ads Block if site shows intrusive or misleading ads
        Background sync
        Sound
        Automatic downloads
        MIDI devices
        USB devices
        Serial ports
        File editing
        HID devices
        Protected content IDs
        Clipboard
        Payment handlers
        Insecure content
        Augmented reality
        Virtual reality
        Your device use
        Window placement
        Fonts
    • #2434186

      and click on that lock there is no “insecure content” listed. location, camera, microphone and usb devices are the only things i might be able to turn on (allow) there.

      You don’t need any of this.
      Right-click on a link and select ‘save link as’
      Chrome will stop the download with a warning that .msu files are not secure.
      Select ‘keep’

    • #2434187

      and click on that lock there is no “insecure content” listed. location, camera, microphone and usb devices are the only things i might be able to turn on (allow) there.

      You don’t need any of this.
      Right-click on a link and select ‘save link as’
      Chrome will stop the download with a warning that .msu files are not secure.
      Select ‘keep’

      THIS DOESN’T WORK! i can click on “keep” (this is “beibehalten” in my language) in the first place but then it’s blocked anyway! “Fehler – Blockiert” it says. i assume it means “Error – Blocked” or something similar in your english language.

    • #2434248

      THIS DOESN’T WORK!

      Did you pay Microsoft $420 for Windows 7 updates (ESU) ?

    • #2434353

      THIS DOESN’T WORK!

      Did you pay Microsoft $420 for Windows 7 updates (ESU) ?

      i’m talking about windows 8.1 which is still not out of support, there is no esu to pay yet. i only tried to download these 8.1 patches on windows 7 machine where the same problem is. and no, my win7 computer got its last patch in january 2020 (two years ago), since i DON’T  have esu. so what’s your problem?

      and i hate this damn captcha shenanigans, it takes longer to solve this than to type anything. and then “verification expire” after few seconds so i have to do this again!

    • #2434358

      i hate this damn captcha shenanigans

      Register and it goes away, stay anonymous and put up with it. Your choice.

      cheers, Paul

    • #2436202

      Microsoft has finally & recently addressed the MS Update Catalog HTTPS download problem on their end – downloads now are stored on their HTTPS server at https://catalog.s.download.windowsupdate.com/
      so the “insecure content” workarounds with recent Chrome and Firefox versions are no longer needed. I can now safely download stuff at the MS Update Catalog site in recent versions of Firefox & Chrome without the use of any workaround solutions

      • #2436217

        The only thing there is something that tells you how to get to windows update.  “Click the <b>Start</b> button, click <b>All Programs</b>, and then click <b>Windows Update</b>.”  No downloads are stored there.

        • #2436231

          That’s a redirection because the site is not designed to be accessed directly.

          Windows 10 Pro version 21H2 build 19044.1682 + Microsoft 365 (group ASAP)

        • #2436492

          In other words:  does not address the download problem.

    • #2436409

      I am really confused due most posted information’s.

      This link perfectly works for my PC with out any redirection.

      https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Home.aspx

      Win7 Pro (Blue Retail Box) i7 4770 - 16GB DDR3 2400XMP - GTX1060 6GB - Professional Workstation

    • #2436413

      That link hasn’t changed. The new root URL of subsequent downloads is in post #2436202.

      This stopped working since Windows XP times, as far back I do remember.

       

       

      Win7 Pro (Blue Retail Box) i7 4770 - 16GB DDR3 2400XMP - GTX1060 6GB - Professional Workstation

      • #2436420

        Define “this”.

        Windows 10 Pro version 21H2 build 19044.1682 + Microsoft 365 (group ASAP)

    • #2437338

      Define “this”.

      Review of Microsoft updates due regular internet browser .. Happy now?

      Win 7 have their own  OS build -in  window for this job.

      Win7 Pro (Blue Retail Box) i7 4770 - 16GB DDR3 2400XMP - GTX1060 6GB - Professional Workstation

      • #2437655

        I think you’re commenting about the Microsoft Update Catalog web site, but I still don’t understand what point you’re trying to make.

        Windows 10 Pro version 21H2 build 19044.1682 + Microsoft 365 (group ASAP)

    • #2437663

      Microsoft Update Catalog
      https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Home.aspx

      Go try the catalog and see if it works for you.

      Some browsers (Firefox, for example) will download without prompting from you. Check for the update package in your user Downloads folder.

      dl

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      • #2437762

        “Go try the catalog and see if it works for you.”

        It works for me (on Chrome).

        Win7 SP1 x64.

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