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    fatsteve Guest

    Default Keeping updates and installing them manually from hard drive

    Am I able to keep all the updates I downloaded via Windows Update in a
    directory on my hard drive for the next time I install Vista, and then
    install them manually? So I don't have to download them every time I do
    a fresh install. Are they being kept somewhere already on my hard drive?



  2. #2
    DL Guest

    Default Re: Keeping updates and installing them manually from hard drive

    Only if you visit MS Administrative update pages, and physically download
    the update setup files

    "fatsteve" <internet@sky.com> wrote in message
    news:48dc7e4b$0$16028$5a62ac22@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au...
    > Am I able to keep all the updates I downloaded via Windows Update in a
    > directory on my hard drive for the next time I install Vista, and then
    > install them manually? So I don't have to download them every time I do a
    > fresh install. Are they being kept somewhere already on my hard drive?




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    mansrm81 Guest

    Default Re: Keeping updates and installing them manually from hard drive


    I believe if you manually download SP1 it includes all previous update
    before the release of SP1 then all you have to do is download the rest.


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    TaurArian Guest

    Default Re: Keeping updates and installing them manually from hard drive

    No.

    If you want you can manually download updates and save them for installation
    later

    Start with SP1 for Vista, then downloaded future updates from the catalog to
    save.

    http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Home.aspx
    Click Add button for each update you want to download. Once you have what
    you want, Click the "Go To Download Basket" link. Type in or browse to the
    location where you want the updates saved to and then Click the "Download
    Now" button.
    Once downloaded, you can then burn them to CD.

    How to download updates and drivers from the Windows Update Catalog or from
    the Microsoft Update Catalog
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323166


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    "fatsteve" <internet@sky.com> wrote in message
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    > Am I able to keep all the updates I downloaded via Windows Update in a
    > directory on my hard drive for the next time I install Vista, and then
    > install them manually? So I don't have to download them every time I do a
    > fresh install. Are they being kept somewhere already on my hard drive?




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    DDW Guest

    Default Re: Keeping updates and installing them manually from hard drive

    On Fri, 26 Sep 2008 13:17:38 +0530, Ramesh Kumar MVP
    <Ramesh.Kumar.MVP.3gc4c4@winvistaclub.com> wrote:

    >
    >Try this 'Vista Update Downloader' (http://tinyurl.com/45f7ph)


    Link is good. Link on that site to download the file is not good.

    Use this:

    http://www.softpedia.com/developer/jcarle-24444.html

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    fatsteve Guest

    Default Re: Keeping updates and installing them manually from hard drive

    fatsteve wrote:
    > Am I able to keep all the updates I downloaded via Windows Update in a
    > directory on my hard drive for the next time I install Vista, and then
    > install them manually? So I don't have to download them every time I do
    > a fresh install. Are they being kept somewhere already on my hard drive?



    I'm downloading now. Thankyou all for your help.

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    SG Guest

    Default Re: Keeping updates and installing them manually from hard drive

    "DDW" <ddwright@KILLSPAMcomcast.net> wrote in message
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    > On Fri, 26 Sep 2008 13:17:38 +0530, Ramesh Kumar MVP
    > <Ramesh.Kumar.MVP.3gc4c4@winvistaclub.com> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>Try this 'Vista Update Downloader' (http://tinyurl.com/45f7ph)

    >
    > Link is good. Link on that site to download the file is not good.
    >
    > Use this:
    >
    > http://www.softpedia.com/developer/jcarle-24444.html
    >
    > DDW
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    Works fine here....
    http://www.windowsupdatesdownloader....gramFiles.aspx

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    Bruce Chambers Guest

    Default Re: Keeping updates and installing them manually from hard drive

    fatsteve wrote:
    > Am I able to keep all the updates I downloaded via Windows Update in a
    > directory on my hard drive for the next time I install Vista, and then
    > install them manually? So I don't have to download them every time I do
    > a fresh install. Are they being kept somewhere already on my hard drive?



    They're all available from Microsoft's Download Center
    (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/S...displaylang=en), but it
    seems like an unnecessary precaution. After all, once an OS is
    installed and properly configured on fully compatible hardware, and if
    properly maintained, there'll only very rarely ever be a need to
    re-install it. (You know, such cases as hard drive failure or
    irrevocable malware infestation.)


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    Tonyo UK Guest

    Default Re: Keeping updates and installing them manually from hard drive

    I keep a copy of Vista SP 1 on an external drive in My Download Files against
    tha very contingency.

    "Bruce Chambers" wrote:

    > fatsteve wrote:
    > > Am I able to keep all the updates I downloaded via Windows Update in a
    > > directory on my hard drive for the next time I install Vista, and then
    > > install them manually? So I don't have to download them every time I do
    > > a fresh install. Are they being kept somewhere already on my hard drive?

    >
    >
    > They're all available from Microsoft's Download Center
    > (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/S...displaylang=en), but it
    > seems like an unnecessary precaution. After all, once an OS is
    > installed and properly configured on fully compatible hardware, and if
    > properly maintained, there'll only very rarely ever be a need to
    > re-install it. (You know, such cases as hard drive failure or
    > irrevocable malware infestation.)
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    > Bruce Chambers
    >
    > Help us help you:
    > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375
    >
    > They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
    > safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin
    >
    > Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell
    >
    > The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
    > killed a great many philosophers.
    > ~ Denis Diderot
    >


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