XP reinstall = updates & downloads again?

  handful 16:18 01 Sep 2003

Does an XP reinstall automatically mean re-downloading all of the updates etc again. If so is there any way of backing them up once they have been downloaded?

  BurrWalnut 16:40 01 Sep 2003

Afraid so.

Once you've reloaded (and installed the MSBlaster patch from a friend) go to Windows Update, click on Critical Updates and make a note of all the numbers.

Then customise Windows Update so that the Catalog appears. Go to the catalog and download all the updates you identified earlier (save them to a CD is best).

Then just click on each of the updates to install them, don't forget you do need the MSBlaster patch installed before going on the web.

  handful 17:51 01 Sep 2003

Thank you for the response....my friends and family will be moaning about me being engaged for the next 2 days!!

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