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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wacor, Jan 5, 2006.

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  1. wacor

    wacor Banned Thread Starter

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    I was wondering if there is a way to take the windows udates off of one computer to put them on another. both would have the same XP Media Edition OS

    problem is i had to reformat my computer at work. Even though the computer was only a couple months old the restoration disc was old enough that there must be over 70 MB of windows updates to resinstall.

    I only have a dial up connection at work and it would take forever to download all the updates. Where as I have a cable modem hook up at home and that computer is current.

    I did a search us KB as the search item and found that there are some file folders that appear to be the updates. The only thing that concerns me is that my home computer had a virus which I may not have got rid of.
     
  2. Blfalcon

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    as far as i know you can't transfer updates. try taking the computer home and update it on your network
     
  3. wacor

    wacor Banned Thread Starter

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    thanks for the response. i was considering that but looking for an easy way
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You can go to Windows Update, and select Administrative Options. You can then download the updates to apply to multiple computers.
     
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    wacor Banned Thread Starter

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    thanks again for the help
     
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