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    Necessary Patch Files

    With Microsoft announcing that they will soon be ending technical support for Win 98, we (where I work) have discussed trying to collect all the various patches that have been issued so we could manually apply them when creating (or recreating) a system (as opposed to using the Windows Update feature to automatically scan and update a system).

    Has anyone seen or created a list of "patches that should be applied?" Any opinions on what should and should not be included?

    I have the same concerns about Office 97 (yes, we still use this beast since it does meet all our needs -- and we're too cheap to upgrade) so I'll be posting this type of message in that message board as well.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Necessary Patch Files

    Here is the best site for thype of information <A target="_blank" HREF=http://corporate.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp>http://corporate.windowsupdate.micro...en/default.asp</A>, this site covers ALL Windows OS's.

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    Re: Necessary Patch Files

    Unfortunately for your plan, MS often make it impossible. Their update files do not always give you the choice of first saving anything to disk - they download, then immediately install. That is, unless I'm missing something. I'd dearly like to be able to do what you describe (and you can for some patches - I have a few in a folder : q312461, q313675, q315000....) but the big ones don't seem to be capturable in this way. <img src=/S/frown.gif border=0 alt=frown width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Necessary Patch Files

    MerC,
    Something to look for in update and patch pages at MS is a link to any Network / Administrator guides. Although they may appear irrelevant, they can lead to downloads for distribution across a LAN.

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    Re: Necessary Patch Files

    Right - will try that. Thanks both - I wondered why that URL was in my Favorites!!

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    Re: Necessary Patch Files

    <P ID="edit" class=small>Edited by DaveA on 17-Jan-02 12:55.</P>Note that the MS web page I posted up above is ALL down <font color=red>load </font color=red>ONLY so the Corporate's can load on their servers for updating. You might want to start using this site in leu of the main Windows update.

    Changed "loan" to "load"

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