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Anonymous
October 17, 2004 12:04:30 PM

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Hi everybody,

I shall really appreciate if someone could post again the URL at MS Windows
Update where one could configure the process to download the available
updates to a local directory for late install.

I had it on my Favorites earlier but now cannot find the link again and my
advancing senility prevents me from remembering what it was :-)

Thanks a zillion.

PB
Anonymous
October 17, 2004 1:15:07 PM

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Hi

Which Updates are you looking for - SP1a or SP2?

--

Will Denny
MVP - Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


"Pankaj Bhushan" <pankajbhushan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:iIpcd.5682$6k2.3267@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> Hi everybody,
>
> I shall really appreciate if someone could post again the URL at MS
> Windows Update where one could configure the process to download the
> available updates to a local directory for late install.
>
> I had it on my Favorites earlier but now cannot find the link again and my
> advancing senility prevents me from remembering what it was :-)
>
> Thanks a zillion.
>
> PB
>
Anonymous
October 17, 2004 1:15:08 PM

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Hi,

SP2 actually. Sorry, somehow managed to omit that. :-)

I remember that the way I had it before I could select the updates as usual
but then could chose a local directory on my PC for downloading. They would
then be downloaded exactly as the regular Update process but not be
installed right away.

PB


"Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uweBrFCtEHA.1336@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Hi
>
> Which Updates are you looking for - SP1a or SP2?
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MVP - Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "Pankaj Bhushan" <pankajbhushan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:iIpcd.5682$6k2.3267@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>> Hi everybody,
>>
>> I shall really appreciate if someone could post again the URL at MS
>> Windows Update where one could configure the process to download the
>> available updates to a local directory for late install.
>>
>> I had it on my Favorites earlier but now cannot find the link again and
>> my advancing senility prevents me from remembering what it was :-)
>>
>> Thanks a zillion.
>>
>> PB
>>
>
>
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Anonymous
October 17, 2004 1:48:19 PM

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Hi Will Denny,

Thanks a lot for the responses. I just received a response sent directly to
my email address (the sender, for some reason, could not post the reply to
this NG).

I am posting the URL here in case it might come in handy for someone else
too:

http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/catalog/en/defaul...

I reinstated it into my Favorites and it works wonderfully. I first came
upon it on these NGs about a year ago.

Thanks again.

PB


"Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uweBrFCtEHA.1336@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Hi
>
> Which Updates are you looking for - SP1a or SP2?
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MVP - Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "Pankaj Bhushan" <pankajbhushan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:iIpcd.5682$6k2.3267@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>> Hi everybody,
>>
>> I shall really appreciate if someone could post again the URL at MS
>> Windows Update where one could configure the process to download the
>> available updates to a local directory for late install.
>>
>> I had it on my Favorites earlier but now cannot find the link again and
>> my advancing senility prevents me from remembering what it was :-)
>>
>> Thanks a zillion.
>>
>> PB
>>
>
>
Anonymous
October 17, 2004 1:58:37 PM

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Hi

If you have SP2 installed, there have been two Updates available:

"Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1"
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyi...

"Microsoft GDI+ Detection Tool"
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...

--

Will Denny
MVP - Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


"Pankaj Bhushan" <pankajbhushan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:Amqcd.6318$gy1.5942@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> Hi,
>
> SP2 actually. Sorry, somehow managed to omit that. :-)
>
> I remember that the way I had it before I could select the updates as
> usual
> but then could chose a local directory on my PC for downloading. They
> would
> then be downloaded exactly as the regular Update process but not be
> installed right away.
>
> PB
>
>
> "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uweBrFCtEHA.1336@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Hi
>>
>> Which Updates are you looking for - SP1a or SP2?
>>
>> --
>>
>> Will Denny
>> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>> Please reply to the News Groups
>>
>>
>> "Pankaj Bhushan" <pankajbhushan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:iIpcd.5682$6k2.3267@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>>> Hi everybody,
>>>
>>> I shall really appreciate if someone could post again the URL at MS
>>> Windows Update where one could configure the process to download the
>>> available updates to a local directory for late install.
>>>
>>> I had it on my Favorites earlier but now cannot find the link again and
>>> my advancing senility prevents me from remembering what it was :-)
>>>
>>> Thanks a zillion.
>>>
>>> PB
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
Anonymous
October 17, 2004 2:17:08 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

This is what you may be looking for:

"Toolkit to Temporarily Block Delivery of Windows XP SP2 to a PC Through
Automatic Updates and Windows"
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...

--

Will Denny
MVP - Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


"Pankaj Bhushan" <pankajbhushan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:Amqcd.6318$gy1.5942@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> Hi,
>
> SP2 actually. Sorry, somehow managed to omit that. :-)
>
> I remember that the way I had it before I could select the updates as
> usual
> but then could chose a local directory on my PC for downloading. They
> would
> then be downloaded exactly as the regular Update process but not be
> installed right away.
>
> PB
>
>
> "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uweBrFCtEHA.1336@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Hi
>>
>> Which Updates are you looking for - SP1a or SP2?
>>
>> --
>>
>> Will Denny
>> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>> Please reply to the News Groups
>>
>>
>> "Pankaj Bhushan" <pankajbhushan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:iIpcd.5682$6k2.3267@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>>> Hi everybody,
>>>
>>> I shall really appreciate if someone could post again the URL at MS
>>> Windows Update where one could configure the process to download the
>>> available updates to a local directory for late install.
>>>
>>> I had it on my Favorites earlier but now cannot find the link again and
>>> my advancing senility prevents me from remembering what it was :-)
>>>
>>> Thanks a zillion.
>>>
>>> PB
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
Anonymous
October 17, 2004 2:51:09 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hi

They're the Updates for SP1/1a - not SP2. You can't use that URL for SP2
Updates.

--

Will Denny
MVP - Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


"Pankaj Bhushan" <pankajbhushan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:D drcd.6490$gy1.561@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> Hi Will Denny,
>
> Thanks a lot for the responses. I just received a response sent directly
> to my email address (the sender, for some reason, could not post the reply
> to this NG).
>
> I am posting the URL here in case it might come in handy for someone else
> too:
>
> http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/catalog/en/defaul...
>
> I reinstated it into my Favorites and it works wonderfully. I first came
> upon it on these NGs about a year ago.
>
> Thanks again.
>
> PB
>
>
> "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uweBrFCtEHA.1336@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Hi
>>
>> Which Updates are you looking for - SP1a or SP2?
>>
>> --
>>
>> Will Denny
>> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>> Please reply to the News Groups
>>
>>
>> "Pankaj Bhushan" <pankajbhushan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:iIpcd.5682$6k2.3267@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>>> Hi everybody,
>>>
>>> I shall really appreciate if someone could post again the URL at MS
>>> Windows Update where one could configure the process to download the
>>> available updates to a local directory for late install.
>>>
>>> I had it on my Favorites earlier but now cannot find the link again and
>>> my advancing senility prevents me from remembering what it was :-)
>>>
>>> Thanks a zillion.
>>>
>>> PB
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
October 17, 2004 6:34:33 PM

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Hi,

By golly - you are right. That goes as far as showing the number of updates
available and the download directory option. The option to chose the items
is missing inbetween.

May be I shall just download updates manually. Maybe some sleep would make
my mind clearer!

Thanks Will Denny for your informative helpful responses!

PB
___


"Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:umD1V7CtEHA.2800@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Hi
>
> They're the Updates for SP1/1a - not SP2. You can't use that URL for SP2
> Updates.
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MVP - Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "Pankaj Bhushan" <pankajbhushan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:D drcd.6490$gy1.561@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>> Hi Will Denny,
>>
>> Thanks a lot for the responses. I just received a response sent directly
>> to my email address (the sender, for some reason, could not post the
>> reply to this NG).
>>
>> I am posting the URL here in case it might come in handy for someone else
>> too:
>>
>> http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/catalog/en/defaul...
>>
>> I reinstated it into my Favorites and it works wonderfully. I first came
>> upon it on these NGs about a year ago.
>>
>> Thanks again.
>>
>> PB
>>
>>
>> "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:uweBrFCtEHA.1336@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> Which Updates are you looking for - SP1a or SP2?
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Will Denny
>>> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>>> Please reply to the News Groups
>>>
>>>
>>> "Pankaj Bhushan" <pankajbhushan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:iIpcd.5682$6k2.3267@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>>>> Hi everybody,
>>>>
>>>> I shall really appreciate if someone could post again the URL at MS
>>>> Windows Update where one could configure the process to download the
>>>> available updates to a local directory for late install.
>>>>
>>>> I had it on my Favorites earlier but now cannot find the link again and
>>>> my advancing senility prevents me from remembering what it was :-)
>>>>
>>>> Thanks a zillion.
>>>>
>>>> PB
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
October 17, 2004 8:12:47 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hi

You would be asked to install an ActiveX control. I don't know what
problems may occur if that was installed.

--

Will Denny
MVP - Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


"Pankaj Bhushan" <pankajbhushan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:Zpvcd.5753$6k2.3097@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> Hi,
>
> By golly - you are right. That goes as far as showing the number of
> updates available and the download directory option. The option to chose
> the items is missing inbetween.
>
> May be I shall just download updates manually. Maybe some sleep would make
> my mind clearer!
>
> Thanks Will Denny for your informative helpful responses!
>
> PB
> ___
>
>
> "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:umD1V7CtEHA.2800@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Hi
>>
>> They're the Updates for SP1/1a - not SP2. You can't use that URL for SP2
>> Updates.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Will Denny
>> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>> Please reply to the News Groups
>>
>>
>> "Pankaj Bhushan" <pankajbhushan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:D drcd.6490$gy1.561@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>>> Hi Will Denny,
>>>
>>> Thanks a lot for the responses. I just received a response sent directly
>>> to my email address (the sender, for some reason, could not post the
>>> reply to this NG).
>>>
>>> I am posting the URL here in case it might come in handy for someone
>>> else too:
>>>
>>> http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/catalog/en/defaul...
>>>
>>> I reinstated it into my Favorites and it works wonderfully. I first came
>>> upon it on these NGs about a year ago.
>>>
>>> Thanks again.
>>>
>>> PB
>>>
>>>
>>> "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
>>> news:uweBrFCtEHA.1336@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>> Hi
>>>>
>>>> Which Updates are you looking for - SP1a or SP2?
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>> Will Denny
>>>> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>>>> Please reply to the News Groups
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Pankaj Bhushan" <pankajbhushan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:iIpcd.5682$6k2.3267@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>>>>> Hi everybody,
>>>>>
>>>>> I shall really appreciate if someone could post again the URL at MS
>>>>> Windows Update where one could configure the process to download the
>>>>> available updates to a local directory for late install.
>>>>>
>>>>> I had it on my Favorites earlier but now cannot find the link again
>>>>> and my advancing senility prevents me from remembering what it was :-)
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks a zillion.
>>>>>
>>>>> PB
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
October 17, 2004 8:12:48 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Instead of trying to remember these URLs, why not just turn on Automatic
Windows Update and stay current. Alternatively, Start>All Programs> Windows
Update.

"Will Denny" wrote:

> Hi
>
> You would be asked to install an ActiveX control. I don't know what
> problems may occur if that was installed.
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MVP - Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "Pankaj Bhushan" <pankajbhushan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:Zpvcd.5753$6k2.3097@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> > Hi,
> >
> > By golly - you are right. That goes as far as showing the number of
> > updates available and the download directory option. The option to chose
> > the items is missing inbetween.
> >
> > May be I shall just download updates manually. Maybe some sleep would make
> > my mind clearer!
> >
> > Thanks Will Denny for your informative helpful responses!
> >
> > PB
> > ___
> >
> >
> > "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
> > news:umD1V7CtEHA.2800@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> Hi
> >>
> >> They're the Updates for SP1/1a - not SP2. You can't use that URL for SP2
> >> Updates.
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> Will Denny
> >> MVP - Windows Shell/User
> >> Please reply to the News Groups
> >>
> >>
> >> "Pankaj Bhushan" <pankajbhushan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >> news:D drcd.6490$gy1.561@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> >>> Hi Will Denny,
> >>>
> >>> Thanks a lot for the responses. I just received a response sent directly
> >>> to my email address (the sender, for some reason, could not post the
> >>> reply to this NG).
> >>>
> >>> I am posting the URL here in case it might come in handy for someone
> >>> else too:
> >>>
> >>> http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/catalog/en/defaul...
> >>>
> >>> I reinstated it into my Favorites and it works wonderfully. I first came
> >>> upon it on these NGs about a year ago.
> >>>
> >>> Thanks again.
> >>>
> >>> PB
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
> >>> news:uweBrFCtEHA.1336@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >>>> Hi
> >>>>
> >>>> Which Updates are you looking for - SP1a or SP2?
> >>>>
> >>>> --
> >>>>
> >>>> Will Denny
> >>>> MVP - Windows Shell/User
> >>>> Please reply to the News Groups
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> "Pankaj Bhushan" <pankajbhushan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >>>> news:iIpcd.5682$6k2.3267@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> >>>>> Hi everybody,
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I shall really appreciate if someone could post again the URL at MS
> >>>>> Windows Update where one could configure the process to download the
> >>>>> available updates to a local directory for late install.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I had it on my Favorites earlier but now cannot find the link again
> >>>>> and my advancing senility prevents me from remembering what it was :-)
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Thanks a zillion.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> PB
> >>>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
>
Anonymous
October 17, 2004 9:28:00 PM

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Will there are some for XP2 at the catalog site

--

Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:umD1V7CtEHA.2800@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Hi
>
> They're the Updates for SP1/1a - not SP2. You can't use that URL for SP2
> Updates.
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MVP - Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "Pankaj Bhushan" <pankajbhushan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:D drcd.6490$gy1.561@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>> Hi Will Denny,
>>
>> Thanks a lot for the responses. I just received a response sent directly
>> to my email address (the sender, for some reason, could not post the
>> reply to this NG).
>>
>> I am posting the URL here in case it might come in handy for someone else
>> too:
>>
>> http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/catalog/en/defaul...
>>
>> I reinstated it into my Favorites and it works wonderfully. I first came
>> upon it on these NGs about a year ago.
>>
>> Thanks again.
>>
>> PB
>>
>>
>> "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:uweBrFCtEHA.1336@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> Which Updates are you looking for - SP1a or SP2?
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Will Denny
>>> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>>> Please reply to the News Groups
>>>
>>>
>>> "Pankaj Bhushan" <pankajbhushan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:iIpcd.5682$6k2.3267@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>>>> Hi everybody,
>>>>
>>>> I shall really appreciate if someone could post again the URL at MS
>>>> Windows Update where one could configure the process to download the
>>>> available updates to a local directory for late install.
>>>>
>>>> I had it on my Favorites earlier but now cannot find the link again and
>>>> my advancing senility prevents me from remembering what it was :-)
>>>>
>>>> Thanks a zillion.
>>>>
>>>> PB
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
October 18, 2004 1:55:55 AM

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Hi

Some people don't want to install SP2 ATM. If AU is turned on, the download
starts automatically, unless delayed by the user.

--

Will Denny
MVP - Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


"Chuck Davis" <ChuckDavis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4CF5D47D-1C4E-496E-A0CD-A670ABB338FE@microsoft.com...
> Instead of trying to remember these URLs, why not just turn on Automatic
> Windows Update and stay current. Alternatively, Start>All Programs>
> Windows
> Update.
>
> "Will Denny" wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> You would be asked to install an ActiveX control. I don't know what
>> problems may occur if that was installed.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Will Denny
>> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>> Please reply to the News Groups
>>
>>
>> "Pankaj Bhushan" <pankajbhushan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:Zpvcd.5753$6k2.3097@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > By golly - you are right. That goes as far as showing the number of
>> > updates available and the download directory option. The option to
>> > chose
>> > the items is missing inbetween.
>> >
>> > May be I shall just download updates manually. Maybe some sleep would
>> > make
>> > my mind clearer!
>> >
>> > Thanks Will Denny for your informative helpful responses!
>> >
>> > PB
>> > ___
>> >
>> >
>> > "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> > news:umD1V7CtEHA.2800@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> >> Hi
>> >>
>> >> They're the Updates for SP1/1a - not SP2. You can't use that URL for
>> >> SP2
>> >> Updates.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >>
>> >> Will Denny
>> >> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>> >> Please reply to the News Groups
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "Pankaj Bhushan" <pankajbhushan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:D drcd.6490$gy1.561@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>> >>> Hi Will Denny,
>> >>>
>> >>> Thanks a lot for the responses. I just received a response sent
>> >>> directly
>> >>> to my email address (the sender, for some reason, could not post the
>> >>> reply to this NG).
>> >>>
>> >>> I am posting the URL here in case it might come in handy for someone
>> >>> else too:
>> >>>
>> >>> http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/catalog/en/defaul...
>> >>>
>> >>> I reinstated it into my Favorites and it works wonderfully. I first
>> >>> came
>> >>> upon it on these NGs about a year ago.
>> >>>
>> >>> Thanks again.
>> >>>
>> >>> PB
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> >>> news:uweBrFCtEHA.1336@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> >>>> Hi
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Which Updates are you looking for - SP1a or SP2?
>> >>>>
>> >>>> --
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Will Denny
>> >>>> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>> >>>> Please reply to the News Groups
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>> "Pankaj Bhushan" <pankajbhushan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> >>>> news:iIpcd.5682$6k2.3267@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>> >>>>> Hi everybody,
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> I shall really appreciate if someone could post again the URL at MS
>> >>>>> Windows Update where one could configure the process to download
>> >>>>> the
>> >>>>> available updates to a local directory for late install.
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> I had it on my Favorites earlier but now cannot find the link again
>> >>>>> and my advancing senility prevents me from remembering what it was
>> >>>>> :-)
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> Thanks a zillion.
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> PB
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
October 18, 2004 5:24:08 AM

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Hi,

The reason for using the download option is for enabling manual updates of a
couple of machines that do not have a direct connection to the Internet at
present for the present.

These downloads are also for a couple of laptops that have wireless Internet
(not Wi-Fi) which is only about twice as fast as dial-up hence auto updates
are not realistic.

I understand that the download catalog utility exists solely for
administrators who want to update computers manually for reasons that would
perhaps include what I outlined here! :-)


PB
----


"Chuck Davis" <ChuckDavis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4CF5D47D-1C4E-496E-A0CD-A670ABB338FE@microsoft.com...
: Instead of trying to remember these URLs, why not just turn on Automatic
: Windows Update and stay current. Alternatively, Start>All Programs>
Windows
: Update.
:
: "Will Denny" wrote:
:
: > Hi
: >
: > You would be asked to install an ActiveX control. I don't know what
: > problems may occur if that was installed.
: >
: > --
: >
: > Will Denny
: > MVP - Windows Shell/User
: > Please reply to the News Groups
: >
: >
: > "Pankaj Bhushan" <pankajbhushan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
: > news:Zpvcd.5753$6k2.3097@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
: > > Hi,
: > >
: > > By golly - you are right. That goes as far as showing the number of
: > > updates available and the download directory option. The option to
chose
: > > the items is missing inbetween.
: > >
: > > May be I shall just download updates manually. Maybe some sleep would
make
: > > my mind clearer!
: > >
: > > Thanks Will Denny for your informative helpful responses!
: > >
: > > PB
: > > ___
: > >
: > >
: > > "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
: > > news:umD1V7CtEHA.2800@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
: > >> Hi
: > >>
: > >> They're the Updates for SP1/1a - not SP2. You can't use that URL for
SP2
: > >> Updates.
: > >>
: > >> --
: > >>
: > >> Will Denny
: > >> MVP - Windows Shell/User
: > >> Please reply to the News Groups
: > >>
: > >>
: > >> "Pankaj Bhushan" <pankajbhushan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
: > >> news:D drcd.6490$gy1.561@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
: > >>> Hi Will Denny,
: > >>>
: > >>> Thanks a lot for the responses. I just received a response sent
directly
: > >>> to my email address (the sender, for some reason, could not post the
: > >>> reply to this NG).
: > >>>
: > >>> I am posting the URL here in case it might come in handy for someone
: > >>> else too:
: > >>>
: > >>> http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/catalog/en/defaul...
: > >>>
: > >>> I reinstated it into my Favorites and it works wonderfully. I first
came
: > >>> upon it on these NGs about a year ago.
: > >>>
: > >>> Thanks again.
: > >>>
: > >>> PB
: > >>>
: > >>>
: > >>> "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
: > >>> news:uweBrFCtEHA.1336@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
: > >>>> Hi
: > >>>>
: > >>>> Which Updates are you looking for - SP1a or SP2?
: > >>>>
: > >>>> --
: > >>>>
: > >>>> Will Denny
: > >>>> MVP - Windows Shell/User
: > >>>> Please reply to the News Groups
: > >>>>
: > >>>>
: > >>>> "Pankaj Bhushan" <pankajbhushan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
: > >>>> news:iIpcd.5682$6k2.3267@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
: > >>>>> Hi everybody,
: > >>>>>
: > >>>>> I shall really appreciate if someone could post again the URL at
MS
: > >>>>> Windows Update where one could configure the process to download
the
: > >>>>> available updates to a local directory for late install.
: > >>>>>
: > >>>>> I had it on my Favorites earlier but now cannot find the link
again
: > >>>>> and my advancing senility prevents me from remembering what it was
:-)
: > >>>>>
: > >>>>> Thanks a zillion.
: > >>>>>
: > >>>>> PB
: > >>>>>
: > >>>>
: > >>>>
: > >>>
: > >>>
: > >>
: > >>
: > >
: > >
: >
: >
: >
!