Rebuild Win XP system with previously downloaded updates

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by =?Utf-8?B?VGV4YXNvbmU=?=, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. I am planning on reformatting my hard drive and then reinstalling Win XP SP2
    from the original CD. There will still be a lot of security updates needed
    and I would like to "pre-downlaod" the updates to a CD before I format the
    disk and then install all the updates from a CD . Is there a way to download
    and store all of the updates and then install them from CD instead of online?
    The reason I am concerned about this is I am afraid my system may get hacked
    during the download of all the security updates so I want to have my system
    current before I bring it online for the first time.
    Thanks for the help.
    =?Utf-8?B?VGV4YXNvbmU=?=, Apr 10, 2006
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  2. My reply is at the bottom of your message :

    Hello !

    Q:Is there a way to download and store all of the updates and then install
    them from CD instead of online?

    A: Yes . All updates can be downloaded from Microsoft download center.They
    are MSI files and can be burned *but* I personally do not recommend this to
    anybody even for professional.

    You can goto MS Download Center

    and use the search engine to download an update,for example KB890754

    But I think this is unnecessary because :
    1. It takes much more time than downloading automatically from Windows Update
    2. Even a professional might mess up thing with this because new updates
    include the old one and because you currently do not know what updates you
    need.I admit I also do not know which exactly you'll need.My own Windows XP
    CD is also with SP1 in order to reinstall to current state , I install with
    the old SP1 ,visit the Win Updates and download general updates like Win
    Installer and things like that.
    3. Because to download the updates prior the SP2 update it will take you at
    about 20 minutes on DSL connection 512

    If you are not so big professional (you post in home user newsgroup) do not
    experiment with this but do the normal thing. If you enable the SP1 buil-in
    internet connection firewall , you won't get hacked.

    Visit the install Windows section of my web-site
    and read basic steps how to reinstall Windows and important security things
    that should be done afterwards. ;-)

    =?Utf-8?B?UGFuZGFfbWFu?=, Apr 10, 2006
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  3. Sorry , the site is

    =?Utf-8?B?UGFuZGFfbWFu?=, Apr 10, 2006
  4. =?Utf-8?B?VGV4YXNvbmU=?=

    Jerry Guest

    You could go here and
    download the latest AutoPatcher for XP - it is one program that has all the
    Jerry, Apr 10, 2006
  5. Panda_man,
    Thanks a LOT! for the advice and help. Great info.
    =?Utf-8?B?VGV4YXNvbmU=?=, Apr 11, 2006
  6. Jerry
    Thanks for taking the time to answer. Apprecaite the advice and assistance.
    GREAT info!
    =?Utf-8?B?VGV4YXNvbmU=?=, Apr 11, 2006
  7. My reply is at the bottom of your message :

    You are welcome ! Feel free to contact the Community again ! ;-)

    =?Utf-8?B?UGFuZGFfbWFu?=, Apr 11, 2006
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