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Patch a Standalone Windows 7 SP1 computer

Posted on 2013-01-30
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Last Modified: 2013-02-07
I have a Windows 7 SP1 computer that has been left unpatched for a couple years.  It cannot be connected to a network so getting patches to it must come by DVD.

It cannot have random software installed.

I have access to WSUS patches if I can somehow convert those to a standalone installer.

What is the fastest way to get the patches and then to install them on this computer?
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pony10us earned 800 total points
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Approximately 2/3rds of the way down this page are instructions for using WSUS:


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anotherjallen earned 200 total points
ID: 38836700
Unfortunately the only way I know how to do this is to download each individual update from Microsoft and then transfer the installer to a DVD.  This is time consuming but it works.

For example get a list of the necessary updates.  This should include details and a KB#.
Search for download of the KB#.

This will take you to the microsoft download page for the update.
Like this:

In addition you can go straight to the download center and browse the updates available.

Either way, hope that this helps!

Expert Comment

ID: 38836764
CTUpdate (WSUS Offline) -


"CT Update uses WGET to handle everything from 2000 to server 2008 - regardless of the language of your Windows install - and then creates a CD or DVD images of your updates. Pop the disc in your target machine (or mount the iso) and run updateinstaller.exe and let it run. It creates a temporary account with the necessary rights to install the updates and reboot without user interaction, then removes the account when it's finished."

I haven't used it - so I can't vouch for it. But it appears to be a popular way installing updates to PCs without any internet connection.
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ID: 38836862
Thanks for replying.

Pony: I've seen this tool and it looks good, I just don't have approval to install it.

another: This is all I know to do so far

derrrp: Again I'm not approved it install

I was hoping there was a way (command or script) to use my WSUS updates on another 7 computer to patch standalone.

Or if MS had a rollup of win7 patches.

Expert Comment

ID: 38836892
I don't know how long before MS releases a rollup of the patches, in fact I think I heard that they had no intention of releasing another one for Windows 7.

I think that WSUS does store the patches in the WSUSContent folder but I think it only labels them with the GUID so it might be more trouble that it is worth.
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pony10us earned 800 total points
ID: 38836936
So from your response you are not authorized to install this software on the WSUS server?

Here is a discussion on Microsoft Community with some information you mind find helpfull.


Author Comment

ID: 38840515
Could I just load WSUS on standalone win 7 computer to update it then remove wsus and patch monthly with standalone patches?

Expert Comment

ID: 38843787
WSUS is an installed role in Windows Server, so no I do not believe you can install it on the Windows 7 computer.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 38864149
There was no real solution found.  It looks like WSUSoffline is good for those who can install it.  Other than that downloading from MS is the only solution I found.  The Windows Update Catalog is the easiest and fastest way to download many patches.

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