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ollieogg
08-10-2009, 10:31 AM
Hi everyone,

I found out yesterday by someone more knowledgeable than I, that you can manually download windows updates and save them. I have had to reformat and reinstall windows and then gone through the laborious job of downloading all the updates.... takes ages as you can imagine. I read o here, that you can do this in part as the website you go to checks your system and then only offers the updates it thinks you need. I was hoping to download all the updates to a DVD or a Mem stick for future use. Is this possible and if so what is the web addy I need to go to, to get them? I have a laptop running XP and 4 Vista laptops, it would save a hell of a lot of downloading over time LOL. Thank you for any/all help.

Regards Katy

wratterus
08-10-2009, 10:38 AM
Download Vista SP1 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=B0C7136D-5EBB-413B-89C9-CB3D06D12674&displaylang=en) and SP2 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a4dd31d5-f907-4406-9012-a5c3199ea2b3&displaylang=en) and save em to a disk or flash drive. Do the rest through windows update. I think there's like 7 updates after SP2 at the moment. :)

Remember that Vista SP2 is not cumulative, so if there is no SP1 installed that has to be installed before installing SP2. ;)

With XP just grab SP3 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloadS/details.aspx?familyid=5B33B5A8-5E76-401F-BE08-1E1555D4F3D4&displaylang=en) then do the remaining updates normally.

Speedy Gonzales
08-10-2009, 10:55 AM
In vista if you click on the orb / windows update option, you can also go to the link by clicking on view update history / right mouse on the update / view details. Then click on the more info link. You can do the same with XP, but go to add/remove programs, click on the update (the link under it). You can also slipstream the updates with Nlite (for XP).

ollieogg
08-10-2009, 11:11 AM
Thank you for the replies:banana I am downloading now.