This of course has nothing to do with XP, but I decided to check it out.
The way I read/see the Offline Updater is that it will gather from the Microsoft update site(s) a collection of (for example) Windows XP updates that you can choose from a list and using some high speed Internet connection, it will download everything you tell it to download into one package that you can carry around with you on any media that has sufficient capacity to hold it's creation, which is usually going to be an ISO file. You will also need to carry around the Offline Updater installer to install said creation.
Then, on some new installation of Windows XP, you could install your base system from some outdated XP installation CD, somehow attach your Offline Updater creation and using it's software, install all the Windows XP updates that were accumulated in the first process. Alledgedly, nothing to download from the Internet because you have it all with you.
This is supposed to save you time when you install XP on a system does not have any Internet connection or any high speed Internet connection available to download all the updates, SPs, etc that it might need after the initial XP install - you have them with you on your high capacity device. You don't have to do all that time consuming downloading over a slow connection.
Offline Updater is not a CD/DVD burner. It will not ask you to insert a CD. You can burn a CD using the file(s) it creates (including the Offline Updater installation program), but you will not burn a CD/DVD with Offline Updater. It just creates the ISO that you could burn to a CD/DVD of your choice using the program of your choice.
It is an interesting concept and I ended up with two separate ISOs - one for XP and one for Office 2007. If I wanted to use them for a new installation, I would have to use another program to burn the ISOs to CD/DVD and follow the Offline Updater installation instructions.
There is no folder to turn into an ISO image. Offline Updater creates ISO images for you (or it did for me). I installed and ran it from my Desktop, so my two ISO images are here:
C:\Documents and Settings\Jose\Desktop\ctupdate60\ctupdate\iso
I wonder if it works...
Edited by joseibarra, 09 November 2009 - 07:55 PM.