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windows 98 se updates

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Future, Apr 17, 2004.

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  1. Future

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    I have windows 98 se

    I would like to know how I can select the updates I need and then to download them to a folder of my choosing for installation at a later time, or after I have had a system crash.

    When I let windows scan for the updates I need, it tells me I need 19 and to then review and install them.......But, all I want to do, is download them to a seperate folder, and then install them at my leisure, not to have windows do it for me.

    I have read somewhere where this is possible, but I can't find it.
    so any help on this would be really appreciated.
     
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  3. Future

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    Thank you for your reply. However, I know it can be done from the net, I just can't remember how to do it.

    Thank you though for you help
     
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    Hi Future,

    You can send away for the free update CD from Microsoft
    or you can download the files yourself into your own
    folders, to use later, or when you need them.

    Bear in mind that it is thought that some updates/patches
    have problems.
    Also that some updates/patches have no uninstall, or
    cannot be uninstalled.

    There may well be other ways to do this, but this is how
    i do it, based on the method described by daniel_b2380
    in an earlier thread on this site.

    (tip, put an empty new folder on desktop as a destination)

    Go to:
    http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp
    which is a proper microsoft site.

    Notice the little window on the left side 'Windows Update'
    On your first visit it should have a group of 3 choices,
    and another group of 3 choices, and one at the bottom.

    Pick the one called 'Personalize Windows Update'

    The pane on the right should then change, put a tick in
    the box called:
    'Display the link to Win Update Catalog under See Also'
    then click on 'Save Settings' a little way above that.

    Now you should find that the little window on the left
    has an extra entry: 'Windows Update Catalog'

    That should take you to the 'Update Catalog'
    click on the updates for Windows operating systems.

    Now you should have a little 'scrollable' window on the
    left with lots of operating systems listed.

    Scroll it till you see 98 and 98se, give it a click,
    then click on search just below.

    You should now get an even smaller scrollable window
    with seven entries.

    Pick one, and you get another little scrollable window
    to choose which ones you want.

    When you're ready to download, choose browse and the
    new folder on your desktop will be waiting.

    I hope these directions are good enough,
    Best of luck with it, John :)
     
  5. Future

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    Thank you, John1, for your advice.

    It worked.

    I am dancing and singing..lmaooo....thanks again!
     
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    Actually John! I found your original post to answer my question exactly.

    I knew it could be done, I just couldn't remember how.

    The update CD, would be of little use to me, because the updates are all too soon out of date, so the method you suggested, suits my needs. I like to take contol of what I am putting into my computer, and given that MS constantly screw things up, I don't trust their own installation process.

    Sooooo thanks again!

    Thank you.
     
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    Yea that was back before we knew there was a update CD and use with 98 was freaking out. But it showes how to download everything to your PC.

    Future,
    You should get " Belarc Advisor " because it will show all the Installed Microsoft Hotfixes because not all of them show up in your add/remove.

    It is free and is something everyone should have.

    http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

    Also it will show if a hotfix needs to be repaired and has a link to that hotfix.
     
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