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    Windows Updates

    I'm back with another problem....or maybe it's a continuation of the old one relating to my recent "Non-destructive reinstall of Windows 7.

    I''m about ready to opt for a clean, full install from my Win7 Ultimate DVD w/Sp1. That's usually the easy part. The hard part is getting all the updates installed afterwards.

    Here's my question:
    Q1. Is it possible to download and save all the Microsoft Updates to a file to be installed from a local storage device without the lo-o-o-ong online process?

    Thanks in advance,
    Emmitt

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    I've used WSUS Offline Update for years now to keep all the Windows Updates and Service Packs (and Office updates and Service Packs, C++ Runtime Libraries and .NET Frameworks) in a folder that can be carried round on a USB stick.

    It's free and, in my opinion, invaluable, particularly when I visit friends or family with slow broadband connections.

    It can become a bit of a storage hog, depending on how many OS and Office versions you choose to download the updates for. For example, the W61-x64 folder (i.e. the 64-bit version of Windows 7) is currently just over 2 Gb.

    However, in terms of ease of use in bringing a vanilla install up-to-date as quickly and as easily as possible... it's great. I just set it to automatically reboot (which turns UAC off temporarily) and let it get on with it.

    Hope this helps...
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    Hey Rick, that looks like a solution to my dilemma.

    Thank you very much.

    Emmitt

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    Yup, that is what I use as well. [Don't let the German splash page throw yu the rest is in English.]

    For XP users 9.2.1 was the last XP supported version. There was a single update after that (and a few for some other optional tools), so run Updater afterwards.

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