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Solved: Windows updates (~Windows Update Catalog)

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by pazkaw, Jul 12, 2005.

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  1. pazkaw

    pazkaw Thread Starter

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    I've a computer with Windows XP Pro, which is not connected to the internet. Now, I want to update it in order to be all up-to-date and secured again. So I don't mean by just downloading SP2, but by installing all security patches available ever since!
    So I need to download everything first, burn it on CD, and then install the patches on my other computer. No problem. But the problem is: where can I download all those updates?! I've searched all over the net, and all I found was softwarepatch.com; it only contains english updates, and since I've a Dutch version of XP installed, those won't work. Simply changing the urls from xxx-ENU.exe to xxx-NLD.exe doesn't work either, different languages of the same patch seem to be hosted under a whole other url.
    So I was wondering whether any of you guys have a list of links to Dutch Windows XP Professional updates, or an all-in-one package. Because other updates than the SP2 'Network installation' don't seem to be directly downloadable for the PC in the Dutch language, but using the windows-update page.
    Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance.
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    I never use Windows Update myself, but here is one thing suggested to try:

    ref: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/win_xp_update.htm

    edit my first visit there in a long time does not find that option; however you may find "Administrator" options which will take you to a Windows catalog site containing direct downloads for XP updates:

    http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/catalog/en/default.asp

    ps: if it tells you you are not logged on as Administrator, be sure to allow the Active X install -- on my SP2 system it produced a warning prompt which had to be allowed through.

    What I do, on the other hand is use the Hotfix checker to identify needed updates -- it usually provides links to most but not always all, current updates that can be downloaded directly and saved to permanent folder:

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/tools/mbsahome.mspx
     
  3. pazkaw

    pazkaw Thread Starter

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    Thanks alot, Rollin'Rog! Just downloaded some updates by using the "Windows catalog", it all seems to be going nice and smooth. I'll try the Hotfix checker later on, sounds very promising and useful as well.
    Great help! (y)
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

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    You're welcome, glad to help. You motivated me to actually have a visit to Windows Update, first in a couple of years, to see what they are doing with it :)
     
  5. NotRite²

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    Well I too have been trying off and on for awhile, and just cannot find the individual critical updates that came out AFTER SP2. I get asked to update several pcs and have the Microsoft Security Update CD, a Microsoft SP2 CD, and even the Windows Update Internet Pack CD. Which makes for easy and qiuck updating. All of which I got from M$ for free. LOL. Anyway when I follow Rog's directions, all I find listed is 20 critical updates, that are all dealing with languages, which I don't need. I have kept up with all the critical updates that have come out SINCE the release of SP2, and have like 35 of them. Please someone help this apparently blind and inept person find these updates so that I can burn them to a CD for yet another "quickie" Update CD.
     
  6. Rollin' Rog

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    Have you tried using the Hotfix checker? It will generally give you direct links to any needed updates:

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/tools/mbsahome.mspx

    This is a new version that uses the Windows Update catalog. I haven't tested it, but the old one always gave me direct links to updates.
     
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