How Can I Download Security Updates for Windows 2000 to Apply Them Offline

Posted on 2009-04-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I would like to install Windows 2000 Pro to an old laptop. However,  I'm concerned that once I install Win2K, the laptop will be attacked & become compromised as soon as I connect it to the internet to download Service Packs and security updates from the Microsoft update website.

Is there an easy way to download all the Service Pack update files & security updates to another computer and then burn those updates to a CD that I can then use to update the laptop. My goal is to have all the SPs & security patches applied to this laptop before I even plug in the ethernet cable.

Question by:anuneznyc
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    Accepted Solution

    This is service pack 4, at the bottom of page is links to other updates
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    Assisted Solution

    You should check out Autopatcher (
    its a utility to download and save patches/service packs from Windows Update.
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    Assisted Solution

    Once you have downloaded the service pack & installed it as per above advice  , you can finish off by running a scan on the laptop using MBSA (Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer) , after the program completing its scan, the missing patches report will provide direct links to download any missing patches / service packs for All installed MS products , which you can save to disk & install on demand.


    Author Comment

    Hey Guys. Thank you all for your suggestions. They were all very helpful.

    That AutoPatcher utility works great!

    Author Closing Comment

    Thank you.

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