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Update software for XP

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Numbat, Apr 19, 2010.

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  1. Numbat

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    I have two or three computers connected together (sometimes) via ethernet. Each computer runs windows XP and at present is connected to Windows update. Each downloads many megabytes of updates each day (the same updates times the number of computers). This is very uneconomical use of my internet connection.

    I would like some software that would manage this downloading.. I see a system called WSUS (Windows Software Update System) which sounds ideal. It allows a central server to manage the updating of network computers with only one download from the internet. Unfortunately, it looks like this s/ware will only work with Windows Server and not Windows XP Home.

    Is there any software anywhere that would manage this?
     
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    you can set your computers to download the updates at different times of the day if you're worried about the bandwidth issue.
     
  3. Numbat

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    That will not cure my problem. Essentially, that happens now.
     
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    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311047

    In the article, there's a section on how administrators can download updates from the Microsoft Download Center and a link to it.

    Hopefully this will help!
     
  5. Numbat

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    OK, that may work. Means a heap of work sorting out which updates to download since each will need to be downloaded individually. That means checking every computer for the updates now installed and cross-checking against updates to be installed.

    I would much rather software do this for me. Which was my original question. But thanks anyway.
     
  6. JohnWill

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    Install a server. :)
     
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