Where are Windows Updates stored when they are downloaded on Windows 7?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by GiGAXa, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. GiGAXa

    GiGAXa MDL Novice

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    Hello,

    I am planning to reinstall Windows 7 on my PC, and surely after i reinstall windows I immediately run Windows Update to get the latest security patches which are currently released by Microsoft, but I want to know where are those downloaded updates stored on my PC (directory) for later use, because I do not want to wait every time I reinstall my windows until those patches are downloaded again and again!
     
  2. kdo2milger

    kdo2milger MDL Senior Member

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    should be in your appdata temp folder:

    Computer/C:/Users/yournamehere/AppData/Local/Temp
     
  3. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    First to a tempfolder and then they updates systemfiles.

    You can use steven4554's WUD thread to download all updates if you want or google on all KB's.
     
  4. sunnyo_ola

    sunnyo_ola MDL Novice

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    click my computer
    click local disk
    click windows
    click software distribution
    click download
    then you will see them
     
  5. Vantage

    Vantage MDL Member

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    C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
    But they haven't the real name - you must rename them manualy(*.msu,*.exe)
     
  6. vectoravtech

    vectoravtech MDL Novice

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    Serp202 is there a software that will automatically change them to exe or msi because 200 is far too many to rename by hand.
     
  7. dir14

    dir14 MDL Novice

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    You can use Win Toolkit - Update Retriever. Unfortunately, there does not show all downloaded updates.
     
  8. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    yes that's exactly the right place where the updates are downloaded
     
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  9. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Any cause for reviving this 3 year old thread??

    :g:
     
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  10. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    cause vectorav is known doing silly things :biggrin:
    hi swiff! :rolleyes: