File server?

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    Computer semi-expert

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    Would it be possible/feasible to create a file server where we could upload Windows XP updates and such for others to download and use? I'd be glad to donate some drive space for such server, but due to various limiting factors, I can't. :(
     
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    should be able to download from the Microsoft Update Catalog, BUT, I can't seem to get that page to work anymore in any browser will keep checking. :eek:
     
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    I'm going to get Ian's viewpoint on this.
     
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    Unfortunately, if there was a file server like that, I couldn't have anything to do with it. Microsoft are very strict about who hosts their downloads, even ones that would be considered freely available (like patches, etc...). Even when people upload them as attachments on here, I get warning automated e-mails from MS to remove them before legal action is taken.
     
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    hmmm, I did not know that, I will try to link to the update catalog once I can get access again, :)
     
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    re: microsoft update catalog, was finally able to get it to connect on IE8 after lowering all my safety precautions, but since I only use ie8 for updates this was no biggie, cannot get on firefox yet or on mypal

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

    have been searching the web and it appears to be a major problem even for the latest OS's, will still keep trying when I get through will open a new post, :)
     
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