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Last post Author Topic: download all updates for XP in one go?  (Read 19812 times)

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Re: download all updates for XP in one go?
« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2007, 01:57:22 AM »
In issue #144 of his SupportAlert Newsletter, Gizmo Richards (also a supporter of this site) mentions all of this and then some, but the neowin and autopatcher links are now moot, as PhilB66 just pointed out.  You have to subscribe to the Premium Edition to see the whole write-up, so I can't share it with you, but it was a follow-up to a mention in the free version, #128, that I think I can:

"2.4 Guide to Building an Unattended XP Install CD

This site offers a clear how-to guide with separate instructions for beginners, intermediates and advanced users. When completed you'll have an unattended Windows XP install CD that includes SP2 and all subsequent hot fixes.
http://unattended.msfn.org/"

I just "graduated" from Win 2000 to XP and remembered this as something to look into; maybe it will help...

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Re: download all updates for XP in one go?
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2007, 06:22:52 AM »
C:\WINDOWS\$hf mig$ - aren't these your updates? (allow show hidden files and folders)

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Re: download all updates for XP in one go?
« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2007, 08:10:02 AM »
Nope

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Re: download all updates for XP in one go?
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2007, 05:42:29 PM »
.. I actually prefer a small utility called "Windows Updates Downloader". ...
Looks good, Dirhael. Thanks for the link - I'm checking it out. ...

To my understanding one page is saying I will need a fourth party program i.e. nLite to install these WUD (Windows Updates Downloader) downloads, but another page is saying that I don't.

So I ask you guys: Do I need anything more than WUD  to install / update?   :tellme:
« Last Edit: September 01, 2007, 05:44:40 PM by Curt »

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Re: download all updates for XP in one go?
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2007, 05:53:27 PM »
I don't understand this. I have tried again and again to download this 'WUD' setup, but every time I am redirected (?) and getting http://wud.jcarle.co...?type=prog&id=23 which is similar to the front page "about": http://wud.jcarle.com/Default.aspx

What?  :tellme:

Edit: Strange; I got the file the first time I used Firefox instead of Maxthon. Problem (sort of) solved.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2007, 05:57:21 PM by Curt »

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Re: download all updates for XP in one go?
« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2007, 07:01:46 PM »
No, you don't need any other programs to install the updates. It simply downloads the hotfixes directly from Microsoft so as soon as you have it you just double-click the file(s).

As for the update lists, you can find them all on this page :)
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Re: download all updates for XP in one go?
« Reply #31 on: September 02, 2007, 05:40:51 AM »
Hm, appearantly RyanVM updatepack and wud are still up... how come those haven't been shut down if Microsoft are so triggerhappy? :s
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Re: download all updates for XP in one go?
« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2007, 09:00:03 AM »
Comment on your comment before mine - no such folders exist on my system.

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Re: download all updates for XP in one go?
« Reply #34 on: September 02, 2007, 09:18:59 AM »
C:\WINDOWS\$hf mig$ - aren't these your updates? (allow show hidden files and folders)

CleverCat - I don't have this folder either, but it *looks* like it has something to do with migrating from one "thing" to another. Did you move from an older system to a new one, or upgrade from ME to XP, or something like that? Just a thought...
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Re: download all updates for XP in one go?
« Reply #35 on: September 02, 2007, 10:41:07 AM »
It contains security updates, and thus it seems it should NOT be removed (I wonder if CCleaner touches these ones). More information

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Re: download all updates for XP in one go?
« Reply #36 on: September 02, 2007, 11:17:03 AM »
It contains security updates, and thus it seems it should NOT be removed (I wonder if CCleaner touches these ones). More information

The $hf_mig$ folder should not be deleted. It is used for for future upgrades to reference. See discussion at http://forum.pirifor...x.php?showtopic=4288

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Re: download all updates for XP in one go?
« Reply #37 on: September 02, 2007, 11:58:25 AM »
Ah, thanks PhilB66 and Lashiec for setting me (and everyone else straight). I was just going by the folder name... Good to know what it's actually for and, better yet, not to delete it!  :Thmbsup:
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Re: download all updates for XP in one go?
« Reply #38 on: September 02, 2007, 01:33:03 PM »
Nowhere, on my system and I haven't deleted it ??

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Re: download all updates for XP in one go?
« Reply #39 on: September 02, 2007, 02:03:30 PM »
Nowhere, on my system and I haven't deleted it ??

It's not here, and never have been, on my Vista Ultimate system either...
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Re: download all updates for XP in one go?
« Reply #40 on: September 02, 2007, 03:44:55 PM »
Ooops - my mistake - because it is in C:\Windows it doesn't seem to show up in the normal windows search - I have got it and it is full of hotfix uninstallers (even though I regularly use CrapCleaner).

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Re: download all updates for XP in one go?
« Reply #41 on: September 02, 2007, 05:44:28 PM »
Yeah... I've got it too. I was looking in my user "windows" folder... Doh!  :-[
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Re: download all updates for XP in one go?
« Reply #42 on: September 02, 2007, 06:20:32 PM »
I have got it and it is full of hotfix uninstallers (even though I regularly use CrapCleaner).

$hf_mig$ does not contain uninstallers. All the $NtUninstallKBxxxxxxx folders are uninstallers for Windows updates and can be safely deleteted if you are not gonna need to uninstall them one day.

Doug Knox has a xp hotfix backup removal utility.

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Re: download all updates for XP in one go?
« Reply #43 on: September 02, 2007, 06:54:18 PM »
Well it may not contain uninstallers but here is just one of 97 subfolders on my system:

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89 subfolders contain a file called SPUNINST.EXE, which certainly look like an uninstaller, the other 8 folders are empty.

In this example the folder name refers to a Windows XP security patch which is applied to WinXP SP1 and SP2
« Last Edit: September 02, 2007, 07:01:12 PM by Carol Haynes »

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Re: download all updates for XP in one go?
« Reply #44 on: September 03, 2007, 08:13:31 AM »
thanks a lot :)

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Re: download all updates for XP in one go?
« Reply #45 on: September 03, 2007, 09:14:56 AM »
Comment on your comment before mine - no such folders exist on my system.

Update.exe are in there also.

I've downloaded WUD anyway - looks good... :Thmbsup: