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Old 02-15-2010
gianni
 

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Updating several XP-computers
Hi!

I have 4 PCs in my LAN and they are running under Windows XP (2 time
PRO, 1 time Media Center, 1 time Home).
I have a slow Internet connection with just 5 GB volume per months, so
when I have to update all my PCs, it takes a lot of time and consumes my
download volume.

I would like to download all windows patches and updates just one time,
store them in a file-server or NAS-server and then apply them to all my
4 PCs.

Is there anyway to do that?

Thank you very much for your help.
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Old 02-15-2010
Shenan Stanley
 

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Re: Updating several XP-computers
gianni wrote:
> I have 4 PCs in my LAN and they are running under Windows XP (2 time
> PRO, 1 time Media Center, 1 time Home).
> I have a slow Internet connection with just 5 GB volume per months,
> so when I have to update all my PCs, it takes a lot of time and
> consumes my download volume.
>
> I would like to download all windows patches and updates just one
> time, store them in a file-server or NAS-server and then apply them
> to all my 4 PCs.
>
> Is there anyway to do that?
>
> Thank you very much for your help.


Figure out what downloads are offered, download them once (manually - not
installing them) and install them manually on each machine.

I'd say get the DVD ISO - but you have a 5GB (!?) limit monthly - DVDs can
be 4GB. ;-)

You might consider changing service providers - 5GB sounds like a cell
phone.

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Old 02-15-2010
gianni
 

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Re: Updating several XP-computers
On 15.02.2010 04:27, Shenan Stanley wrote:

> Figure out what downloads are offered, download them once (manually - not
> installing them) and install them manually on each machine.


thank you for your reply.
Well, but how can I manually download the update?
I get each time the windows update message in the task bar (yellow icon
at the bottom right) and the only option I have is to install the update.



> You might consider changing service providers - 5GB sounds like a cell
> phone.


No alternatives where I live: no cable, just sat or cell phone :-(


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Old 02-15-2010
Harry Johnston [MVP]
 

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Re: Updating several XP-computers
On 2010-02-15 9:39 p.m., gianni wrote:

> On 15.02.2010 04:27, Shenan Stanley wrote:
>
>> Figure out what downloads are offered, download them once (manually - not
>> installing them) and install them manually on each machine.

>
> thank you for your reply.
> Well, but how can I manually download the update?


Go to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads. Type the update number in the search box.

Harry.


> I get each time the windows update message in the task bar (yellow icon
> at the bottom right) and the only option I have is to install the update.
>
>
>
>> You might consider changing service providers - 5GB sounds like a cell
>> phone.

>
> No alternatives where I live: no cable, just sat or cell phone :-(
>
>


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Old 02-16-2010
Jim
 

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Re: Updating several XP-computers
Harry Johnston [MVP] wrote:
> On 2010-02-15 9:39 p.m., gianni wrote:
>
>> On 15.02.2010 04:27, Shenan Stanley wrote:
>>
>>> Figure out what downloads are offered, download them once (manually -
>>> not
>>> installing them) and install them manually on each machine.

>>
>> thank you for your reply.
>> Well, but how can I manually download the update?

>
> Go to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads. Type the update number in the
> search box.
>
> Harry.
>
>
>> I get each time the windows update message in the task bar (yellow icon
>> at the bottom right) and the only option I have is to install the update.
>>
>>
>>
>>> You might consider changing service providers - 5GB sounds like a cell
>>> phone.

>>
>> No alternatives where I live: no cable, just sat or cell phone :-(
>>
>>

>

Research this
http://www.wsusoffline.net/

as a possibility

Jim
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Old 02-17-2010
gianni
 

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Re: Updating several XP-computers
On 16.02.2010 13:39, Jim wrote:

> Research this
> http://www.wsusoffline.net/
>
> as a possibility


Thanks a lot: exactly what I'm looking for!
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