win xp upates can I back them up?


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Greg

is there a way to backup windows xp updates from the microsoft website?
so I dont have to get online in case I need to restore my machine?

I have home edition.

greg
 
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Nicholas

Windows Update Versus Windows Update Catalog
http://www.theeldergeek.com/windows_update_catalog.htm


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| is there a way to backup windows xp updates from the microsoft website?
| so I dont have to get online in case I need to restore my machine?
|
| I have home edition.
|
| greg
 
A

Alex Nichol

Greg said:
is there a way to backup windows xp updates from the microsoft website?
so I dont have to get online in case I need to restore my machine?
Two things can be done.

In Windows Update, click in the left panel on Windows Update Catalog

In that take 'Updates for Operating Systems'
Then select Windows SP1

{if you don't have SP1 available separately and have a broadband
connection it would be better to get the full 'Network' download from
the SP1 page rather than getting all the fixes to Windows XP RTM
separately
http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsXP/pro/downloads/servicepacks/sp1/default..asp}

You can then select individual critical updates and add then to a basket
to download and save.

For the non-critical 'recommended' ones, which do not appear in this way
the best suggestion I can make is to empty Temporary internet files (for
convenience) before getting each in the regular course of things: when
it has downloaded and installed, copy the downloaded .exe file out of
the TIF folder
 
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R

rifleman

Two things can be done.

In Windows Update, click in the left panel on Windows Update Catalog
You have to enable Windows Update Catalog first by going to "Customise
Windows Update"
 

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