Found Cool Tool - WSUS OFFLINE UPDATE 6.6

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  1. DARKOR04

    DARKOR04 MDL Tester/Developer

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  3. myhken

    myhken Experienced MDL Tester

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    I have used this program for years now, but it's not 100%. It do never download all updates, so if you install Windows 7 and Office 2007 on a computer, you still has to download 50-150 MB with updates after using WSU offline. You save allot, but still, I think it's strange that they don't download all updates.
    It's the same for Windows XP, 2003, 2008 and 2008 R2.

    I always run the program and download the newest updates before I use it when I help people I know have a slow internet connection. So the program has downloaded "all" updates, but still Windows and Office need more updates. Still, a good program.
     
  4. acyuta

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    #4 acyuta, Sep 9, 2010
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    With all updates for win 7 adding up to around 100-150 MB and with broadband speeds of close to 2-5 mbps in Western Countries, does it make sense to go and download them separately and add to the work time.

    I have downloaded all win 7 updates from MS and kept all updates till Sep 2010 in a separate folder on my PC. On a fresh install, just install the bigger ones (>10 MB). Install 4-5 of those, and I am through with more than 50% of updates by size. The rest is done by windows update. Takes just 30 mins (at broadband of 750 kbps in my home) to get from a fresh install to win 7+ all updates. No work suffers in the meanwhile.

    On the other hand, by the time just before SP1 comes, these updates would be more than 200 MB in size.
     
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  5. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    My thoughts exactly.

    I wouldn't even bother
     
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  6. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    Of course, it does make some sense to have such a service. However, if you are diligent enough, you would download everything before you install.
    Download a fresh definition file of MSE every week.
    Visual C++ 2005-10 are anyway there on my PC. Net 4 is also there.
    Once you have all the MS software on your PC HDD, then it is much quicker. I usually get from booting from windows 7 install dvd to OS+7+updates+visual+net+office 2010+minor tweaks and personalisations in about 60-70 mins. From then on, it is an hour to get a final system, excluding imaging.
     
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  7. spacednow

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    Peaked my interest. Does it clean update directory's in Windows 7 also?? I've searched but haven't found any program that will do that yet. I think half my installation is updates, LOL
     
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  8. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    These utilities have a purpose and are useful in some situations. However, there is a lot of diff. in broadband speeds between say 2006 and 2010. In developed countries, at 2-5 mbps, you click on windows update, and updates get done so quickly. In developing countries such as mine (India), an overwhelming majority do not know what is windows on a computer, and are still going out to get repairs for an ancient pin-based mouse.

    I for one could not make it work, and have found that storing updates on the hard disk, and clicking to install the bigger ones is a better solution. Or if I am lazy, just let the windows update on its own.
     
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