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Save present Security Updates by a CD for uing on a re-install


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#1 Green Hornet

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 01:24 PM

Hello Everyone: I would like to save my existing Microsoft Updates in case I do a clean wipe and

a re-install of Windows XP Pro even though no support after April 4. There are so many.

I want to keep what I alredy have.

 

How can I install those that I now have when and If I do a re-install of my Windows XP Pro?

Thank you.


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#2 TsVk!

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 07:21 PM

Previous XP patches will still be available online after April, there will just be no new ones added to the repository.

 

I am not aware of a consumer service to store the individual hotfixes, as they are applied through trustedinstaller... If you have your SP files they can be saved on disk and installed when required though.

 

Someone else may have a different understanding...



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Posted 15 February 2014 - 11:37 AM

Or you might consider disk image backups, to save you the hassle of installing all your programs, after you have installed the OS.
 
Acronis True Image is very good, but not free.
 
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 11:14 PM

@ petewillis:

 

Just jumping in to edify you as mentioning a great point about free disk imaging for back ups. Macrium free for me works great and is very reliable.

 

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:19 PM

Duly edified!  I back up with both the programs I mentioned. Macrium has never failed, Acronis has failed once in 5 years.  Fingers crossed that the backup drive doesn't let me down.

Edited by petewills , 19 February 2014 - 12:20 PM.


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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:47 PM

To save Microsoft security updates for reinstall, you can use the free program called WSUS Offline Update.


OS: Windows XP with all updates; Office Suite: LibreOffice

FW: Online Armor Free; AV: Avira Free, ESET Online Scanner

AS: MBAM Free

 Browser: Firefox with NoScript, AdBlockPlus, CookieMonster, BetterPrivacy,

Backup Software: ERUNT, Cobian Backup


#7 Green Hornet

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 02:45 PM

Hello Everyone: I would like to know how I can use the already installed MS. Security Updates

on my Windows XP Pro Pc, by putting them on a CD and download them back on  My PC

when I do a Re-install of Windows XP Pro, if I have a problem that would require a clean wipe

and re-install from my OEM  CD.

 

I don't want to loose what I have already installed from their downloads.

So- is there a program that I can use to copy to a CD and install them if I have to.

Thank you.
 



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Posted 14 May 2014 - 03:23 PM

That cannot be done as such, as the updates are incorporated into your running XP, and the installers that could install the update into a new instance of the OS are to all intents and purposes not there any more.

 

You could of course do a full backup of your PC as it i now, and 'reinstall' from that if you have a problem.

 

If you are worried about the end of XP support meaning that you could not bring a newly installed XP instance to what you have at the moment from Microsoft update, don't worry about that. Previously prepared updates will remain available for download for a long time to come. It is just no new ones will be prepared (which is serious for any instance of XP used on the Internet, whether you want to believe us or not!).

 

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 11:53 AM

X-64 Thank you for your fast response.
I will The Back up to use what I already have Via portable.


Edited by Green Hornet, 15 May 2014 - 11:59 AM.





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