Windows update files

  andyhuz 11:49 05 Sep 2003

Hello all,

I have downloaded all the critical and service files to update my pc via Windows update.I was wondering if these files are stored somewhere on my pc.If so I could archive these files on cd for easy installation later if I need to re-install Windows for any reason. I have tried to locate these files but with no success.


  powerless 11:51 05 Sep 2003

Please click here

Then on the left in the middle click "Peronalize Windows Update"...

Place a tick in the box next to "Display the link to the Windows Update Catalog under See Also"...

Click "Save Settings"...

On the left click "Windows Update Catalog"...

Click "Find updates for Microsoft Windows operating systems"...

From the list select "Windows [your operating system]"...

Then click "search" (middle right)...

Click "Critical Updates and Service Packs (45)" (also note there are other updates below it)...

Give a little time for the list to appear...

Then click "ADD" for all the updates...

Then click "Go to Download Basket"...

Click "Browse" and choose where you want the updates to be downlaoded to...

Click "Download Now"...

Accept the license agreement...

Updates will then download!


  jeff 11:56 05 Sep 2003

try in c:\ProgramFiles\WindowsUpdate\wuaudnld.tmp\cabs

  leo49 12:01 05 Sep 2003

If you updated by having Windows Update scan and install for you then you will have to follow Powerless's instructions and download them all over again in order to save them for future use.

  andyhuz 12:09 05 Sep 2003

Thanks for the replies. It`s a pity that Microsoft don`t make this clear on the Windows update page. I would have thought that downloading the actual files to be kept on your pc by default would be the obvious thing to do.


  dth 12:16 05 Sep 2003

You will find the individual update files in your temporary internet folder. It is a good idea to make a folder (say 'Windows Update') and copy all the update files across. If you copy this to a CDR - next time you re-install Windows you can just do the update from there without having to downlaod again.

  GroupFC 13:28 05 Sep 2003

Into my postings for future reference (again!) - Thanks Powerless very useful!

  JJCUK 14:03 05 Sep 2003

I found this link which tells you how to
"slipstream upgrade" XP with service pack 1
any ideas if it would be possible to do this with all the downloaded critical updates and patches

click here A Bootable Windows XP Installation CD Slipstreamed with SP1

click here

  JJCUK 14:04 05 Sep 2003

sorry first click here link is a mistake

  alcudia 13:46 11 Sep 2003

To my postings for ref.
Thanks very much.

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