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lavitia
19-10-2006, 12:36 AM
I partitioned my HDD into two drives. Is it possible to store windows update apart from the C drive so everytime I reformat C drive, I won't have to redownload the updates again? Thank you! :)

drcspy
19-10-2006, 03:57 AM
just download 'autopatcher' sometimes and use that...

Strommer
19-10-2006, 12:07 PM
just download 'autopatcher' sometimes and use that...

Download from here:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/AutoPatcher-XP.shtml

42 Mb

Freeware

"This release is based on the all-new AutoPatcher 5.1. Although made with Windows XP SP2 (English) in mind, AutoPatcher XP will load on any Windows version or language, showing only the items which match the running environment."

FoxyMX
19-10-2006, 12:44 PM
Steve, that link is for the October update only. You need the August full version plus the September update installed prior to the October update. You're looking at downloading much more than 42MB...

Strommer
19-10-2006, 02:27 PM
You're looking at downloading much more than 42MB...

Good point, but :eek: ...glad I am not downloading that.;)

mejobloggs
19-10-2006, 03:02 PM
What? Sorry? Is that only for 1 months worth of updates? (couldn't quite figure out what meant)

From what I read, its all the updates since SP2. Is that not true? Cause it looks pretty mint if it is.

motorbyclist
19-10-2006, 03:07 PM
I partitioned my HDD into two drives. Is it possible to store windows update apart from the C drive so everytime I reformat C drive, I won't have to redownload the updates again? Thank you! :)

do you have a sp2 cd? it saves alot of downloading, and it's free

i just install xp, then sp2, and then dload all the updates overnight

and to actually answer your question it probably is possible, indicated by the other posts, but i think there's a way to do it that is actually built into windows

Antmannz
19-10-2006, 06:03 PM
You're probably thinking about the Windows Update catalog (windowsupdate.microsoft.com/catalog). You can separately download the patches you require for later installation from here, then just save them to another partition or burn them to CD.
More info here (http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Windows-Update-Catalog.html) or Google (http://www.google.com/search?q=windows+update+catalog).

FoxyMX
19-10-2006, 09:52 PM
What? Sorry? Is that only for 1 months worth of updates? (couldn't quite figure out what meant)

From what I read, its all the updates since SP2. Is that not true? Cause it looks pretty mint if it is.

Autopatcher does contain all the updates since SP2, yes, but there are full releases and lite (update) releases. Usually the full versions come out quarterly with lite versions in between. Read the info under "Releases" on this page (http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=410121).