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02-03-2008, 12:07 PM
Hi there all.

Is there a way to download the windows updates to my pc as setup files and burn them to a cd or slipstream into xp cd. so if i reinstall windows i dont have to download them all again?

I have done the windows cd thing before remove couple things and added sata drivers to a windows xp pro cd.

Just dont no how if theres a way to downlod the windows updates to pc to a folder.

Need help Thanks

02-03-2008, 12:17 PM
Just wait a bit for XP SP3 RTM (hopefully this month (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/lifecycle/servicepacks.mspx)) then slipstream that with nLite (http://www.nliteos.com/).

02-03-2008, 12:23 PM
You can download SP3 wich covers all (most) updates and yes, you can slipstream it into an install disc if you wanted.

The SP3 is still pre-release beta, but can be downloaded here (http://www.softwarepatch.com/security/winxpsp3-security.html) - 315 mb

02-03-2008, 12:50 PM
ohok tru just i have reinstalled xp now and needt to do updates and dont realy want to do the beta version.

When sp3 is out i will get it.

02-03-2008, 01:30 PM
If you can't wait for XP SP3 go to to http://wud.jcarle.com and download a update list and get each individual update .exe file straight from MS's site.

02-03-2008, 01:35 PM
You can also use a ghost utility like NortonGhost or Acronis. These are very good cos they take a snapshot of the harddrive. So all your apps like winrar/zip/adobe/firefox.......... are on the snapshot and are recovered when you reload it.

02-03-2008, 11:01 PM
Now thats a clever idea!

03-03-2008, 12:41 AM
Yeah use windows updates downloader or autopatcher...

03-03-2008, 01:19 AM
ok downloaded that windows updater and the windows xp file for it gives a list of all the updates. Is it all upates like old and new versions or is it all of the lateist?

Speedy Gonzales
03-03-2008, 09:38 AM
I think its all besides Office updates.

You have to download the ulz files and run them so they extract in the install folder. To keep them up to date every mth tho.