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I Am Looking To Collect And/Or Capture And Save Standalone Windows Updates Files From The Windows Update Process In Windows 7.

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Hello. I have a question.

I am currently running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit operating system. I have always had a question when Windows Updates files were downloading and installing automatically regardless of the Windows Update settings I desire to select: Is there a means or way to collect and/or capture, and save *ALL* these Windows Updates files?

 I am looking to collect and/or capture and save "standalone" WIndows Update file installers FROM the Windows Update process. I DO NOT want to go and find these Windows Updates files online from Microsoft websites in order to download them to save them as this is a separate time consuming process. I want to capture while or after the Windows Update is/has been running.

When I mean 'collect and/or capture', I mean is this:

1. ...'collect' ALL these Windows Update files assuming that some Windows folder directory(s) (file path(s)) is where the Windows Update files are being saved in my Windows 7 system. I assume there is some Windows folder directory somewhere on my system where they are placed since I am able to uninstall them through "Programs and Features" feature of Windows 7 .

2. ...'capture' ALL these Windows Update files JUST IN CASE (IF) the means to 'collect' is difficult or impossible to do, therefore 'capture' by using a separate third party installed program (free/ paid) similarly to a download manager of sorts for Windows Updates that actually saves them as a "standalone" Microsoft Update files.

Obviously, number 1 is much easier and simpler in many ways than number two above. All I have to do is just copy and paste a copy of the Windows Update files to a place I want to save them. However, if you even know a third party program capable of the 'capture' of Windows Update files, please let me know too. It is highly likely the third party program will even have a place I want to save them too.

Please reply with the actual Windows folder directory(s) somewhere on my system where ALL Windows Updates files are placed or a separate third party installed program (free/ paid) similarly to a download manager of sorts for Windows Updates. Again, locating the actual Windows folder directory somewhere on my system where ALL Windows Updates files are placed is easier to answer.

Please provide your own detailed steps with suggestions, hints, and tips; and/or the best possible  well written, detailed and documented website links hopefully with images and demonstrations along with the instructions.

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Please reply.

Thank you!
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