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Windows Update files where?

RagnaroK

Must be dreaming...
#1
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.
 
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elderec

Guest
#2
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"
 
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jamichel2000

Guest
#4
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
 

surge

OSNN Senior Addict
#5
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 :)
 

surge

OSNN Senior Addict
#7
Nul|

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 :(
 

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