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    Windows Updates Downloader

    I've downloaded Windows Updates Downloader, described here, but haven't a clue how to use it. The only message I get is "No Update List Found". Maybe the files on the first link, like windows-xp-x64-enu.ulz and office-2003-x86-enu.ulz have something to do with it.

    Anybody figured it out? <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

    Edited - OK, I knew an answer would spring up, as soon as I hit the "Post It" button! It seems that those files are compressed archives that need to be double-clicked to "install" them into the program folder. Now I'm guessing that I need to point it to a local folder that contains updates I've already installed ???

    Alan

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    Re: Windows Updates Downloader

    I suspect this is symptomatic of the type of software which assumes that you've been using it for years, and thus know everything there is to know about it! This I refer to as 'non-intuitive', with the worst cases being described as 'counter-intuitive'...

    It is often difficult to determine how the software works, and sometimes even what it is for!

    John
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    Re: Windows Updates Downloader

    From what I can (finally) gather, from MSFN Forums -> Windows Updates Downloader, it's basically a tool to scoop up all updates for the selected categories from MS. It's not "smart", like the online MS updater, so you have to decide yourself what to install and in what order. It might, however, be useful for creating a slipstream installation CD for SP2 or Office, using the current "update list" files on the site.

    For my purposes, I'll stick to online MS updating.

    Alan

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