Windows 2000

Posted on 2008-11-18
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
When I download updates for windows machines, are these updates copied to a folder somewhere before being executed.

Is it possible for me to find this folder, save the update files and reuse them the next time I reinstall windows, instead of sitting waiting for loads of files to download ?

Can I do this especially with windows 2000, 2003 server and maybe even XP ?
Question by:MichaelGlancy
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    Assisted Solution

    WSUS is a good way to manage Windows Updates.  All patches are downloaded to a central server and you can choose which ones to distribute to your machines.

    To create a single portable package with all the updates you can use AutoPatcher.
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    Assisted Solution

    Look for a folder called: C:\WUTemp

    You have to copy the updates after the download, but before they install. They're automatically deleted after being installed.

    Alternativly, each update has a number associated with it that you can search for on the Microsoft website and download a installer for each from there ( for information and download links...
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    Accepted Solution

    You can also use the Windows Update Catalog ( and add the downloads you need to your basket and go from there.

    Author Closing Comment

    thanks guys

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