Windows Update files where?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by RagnaroK, Aug 26, 2002.

  1. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    Greetings.
    You all know the Windows Update site for XP where you get all those security update, etc. Well, where are those files stored after they are downloaded? Because if I formatted, it would save me a lot of time by just installing them from file instead of downloading them again.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. elderec

    elderec Guest

    WinXP service pack 1 should be out in about a week, I'd just wait & d/l that. But if you want to d/l the updates as they are right now:

    goto: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
    click on Personalize Windows Update
    check box "Display the link to the Windows Update Catalog Under See Also"
    click save settings
    on the left you get a new link "Windows Update Catalog"
     
  3. jamichel2000

    jamichel2000 Guest

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q323166

    This is where you will be able to download all updates for everything including drivers on your HD and burned them after for later use. This way you'll never have to go on windowsupdates again and you always have your updates around for you.

    Good luck
     
  4. jamichel2000

    jamichel2000 Guest

    I was misinforming you by saying that you won't have to get the updates. Get what you can and see later on if there's any other updates available.

    I have the most important ones burned already so I don't have to go on windowsupdates all the time. New updates are available almost everyday but is it needed ? Installed the most important ones and see if you need more later on. I have XP Pro working perfectly without all updates and I'm satisfied so I'm not looking for anything else.

    Security updates are needed but I am behind a Router so I don't need that much "Security Updates" as others. See for yourself what you really need :D

    Take care :p
     
  5. surge

    surge OSNN Senior Addict

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    ive just downloaded the XP SP1 and it runs until it asks me if i would like to install the SP
    or install it so i can uninstall it at a later date and b4 i have a chance to click the option i want, the installer just quits out and says install abborted,
    i do have a valid Xp Pro an OEM licence, so why cant i install the SP?
    any help would be nice thanks :)
     
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  7. surge

    surge OSNN Senior Addict

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    i downloaded it from this site the link led to the microsoft site,
    no download manager used as i have broadband connection.
    and it still wont install after i downloaded it again :(
     
  8. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    Is the service pack for XP out yet? It said it should be released on the 9th... if so, where? Thanks.