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Thread: When did Microsoft trash all their old knowledgebase articles?

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    Default When did Microsoft trash all their old knowledgebase articles?

    Or did they just move them and make them harder to find?

    I was googling to find Microsoft's article on Windows' system requirements for old version, (this page here) and now I get an error page.

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    Welcome to the "information written in sand" Internet!

    At any rate, I can get the page via archive.org, with a little fancy footwork. See attached file.
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    Thanks a bunch. I did try Archive.org, but it didn't give me crap.

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    The thing is that MS has some clever script there that shows the original content when accessed by archive.org, then immediately overwrites it with a do-nothing page of garbage. So I copied the archive.org URL and did a wget (which knows nothing of scripting) to get the original content.

    Sometimes ya gotta get tricky.

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