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#1 yowie

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 05:23 AM

Hi. I have one strange question. When I download the Windows Updates, where do the go before I install them? I am using VISTA, and most things are still setup as default.

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 06:20 AM

Generally Windows Updates are downloaded to a Temp directory on your hard drive (I'm unsure of exactly which one) and are executed from there.

I believe that they're actually stored in the %systemroot%\system32\CatRoot\ folder but am not 100% certain of this. I got the info from this link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798
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Posted 23 July 2007 - 07:14 PM

Thanks for your help usama. The information you found was correct. I am hoping to be able to save these updates to a disc. Is this possible?

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 05:48 AM

I don't know if these are the complete download and if they're stored in a way that you can save them to execute later. I'd suggest visting the Windows Update site and looking for the link to download but not install the updates. This way you can save them for later (I did this several years ago but haven't had the need to do it recently).
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