View Full Version : Saving Windows XP updates???

21-12-2004, 10:01 PM
Hi, can someone tell me how to save updates to a new location/or a disc? I mean updates i have already downloaded. thanks

21-12-2004, 10:31 PM
why do you want to? Surely they are automatically saved in your program files. :confused:

21-12-2004, 10:34 PM
Well I would say so they dont' have to be downloaded again, after a reformat. I would also like an answer to the question. ;)

21-12-2004, 10:38 PM
ms sometimes have an update cd with all the updates on it, the last one i have is from feb 04, its about time they release another one. it sure does save the download time :thumbs:

21-12-2004, 10:48 PM
AFAIK updates that are downloaded as part of the windows update process are installed and then the download deleted. To save for future instals you would have to download the larger updates intended for corporate use.

21-12-2004, 11:15 PM
ok thanks, but im sure i read in PCworld there was a way to do it...anyway i have sp2 on cd so that brings me somewhat up to speed. ant to "theother" thanks but where in my program files please? That would be useful information =)

22-12-2004, 12:00 AM
AHA : http://pcworld.co.nz/pcworld/tipworld.nsf/UNID/C3CBCC44693D77C4CC256CDF000A1DED?OpenDocument&Highlight=2,save,windows,update

...on PCworld site all along....whatdya know :stare:

Murray P
22-12-2004, 12:13 AM
Update/SP information is also held in your i386 folders, although I'm not sure how much info is there from auto updates installed direct from the web. I suspect the info is just a record to prevent newer files being over written by older when you do a repair (this includes driver and dll files) and un-install info if the update can be un-installed

22-12-2004, 12:19 AM
OK, im happy just to go with dling them manually from the microsoft downloads section. i can find out which updates i need by using Windows Update, then dl them manually. Genius! :D

22-12-2004, 12:53 AM
Excellent. :)

22-12-2004, 09:19 AM
thanks for the linkage kindel, i might give that a try aswell :)

22-12-2004, 09:37 AM
well i just followed the link from pc world and i cant seem to find the place to get those updates, where do i go?

22-12-2004, 09:57 AM
Have a look at this Prescott - How to download Windows updates and drivers from the Windows Update Catalog (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;323166).

22-12-2004, 11:01 AM
Yes Windows Update Catalog is good for saving updates