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  1. I spent hours recently playing with the wget options and the best I could get was for the files to download with 1/2 the url attached to the front of the filename. Everything worked about a year ago but doesn't now for some reason, either the MS webstite or a wget bug I suspect. I think the crucial settings are for the no_parent and robots to be off and the accept options to be just right. The batch downloading now uses aria2 instead of wget, but I've managed to use wget to get the direct link (see the attached wget.ini for the options I've used). Using direct links is the best option but the
  2. New dowload batches are up. If you want the new installer for DirectX 9.0c then you need to open up the filelist and uncomment it. The EPA Enable below can be gotten here. Changelog :- Added : [EPA Enable] KB968389 (regfile which is needed to enable EPA) Replaced : [indeo Codec] KB955759 replaced by KB2492386 (this was missed from April's Patch Tuesday) Updated : [Adobe Flash] Updated to v10.2.159.1 Misc: Batch Downloading - Reported as not working, so wget has been discarded and a more reliable method is now used Misc: Batch Downloading - Now uses aria2 to do parallel downloading of up to 8 f
  3. Glad it works! I'm still using the wget chase method to get the direct links, so it still has its uses. The summary at the end is better too. Also, I think aria2 would beat wget even if wget was using direct links as wget gets one file after the other rather than getting several at once. Aria2 also splits up the larger files (40MB+) into separate d/load threads, which is good if you're getting everything from scratch (ie directx redist + SP3). You could use the batches for downloading into a single directory, you'd just need to remove all the ' dir=' lines from the filelist. A sed script w
  4. New batches posted. Thanks for the feedback, I'll reply in more detail later on. Just a few points, I think the echo comments in the previous batch might have had problems because they weren't enclosed in double quotes. If the new ones show the same error then please open the bat in notepad and put quotes around the words eg echo "blah blah blah". If it still doesn't work then just delete the echo lines. I've put a line in to change to the right drive and directory cd /d %~dp0, this was somehow missed from before when I think using a directory of \HFSLIP was a pre-requisite. I've tested the ma
  5. The new batches for Batch Downloading are up. The download batches and hotfix list are made with a spreadsheet and for the last few weeks I've been working on adding a bit more automation and error-checking to it, so hopefully these kind of bugs won't appear in future
  6. The Batch Download scripts have been updated. The required wget.ini file is now supplied with each batch script and I've also put a link to wget.exe in the above msfn thread. This should simplify things a lot.
  7. http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/F/B/8FBA9864-DBD3-42D9-A1E8-D6F22E6EA262/rootsupd.exe Thanks Max
  8. Has anyone got direct links for the new rootsupd.exe & WindowsXP-KB2524375-x86-ENU.exe?
  9. Yes, KB956744 contains a lot. But the most is not for the SP3GDR-branch I'm pretty sure that hfslip uses the QFE version of hotfixes.
  10. I've updated the Batch Downloading page.
  11. This page is handy if you want to know the latest version http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/.
  12. Updated. I've added a new batch called extra which I hope will suit most people who want nearly every update, see top post
  13. It's debatable as to whether KB967715 is necessary or not. I'm keeping the regfile listed so that people can easily disable autorun for all drives or edit it to suit their own situations. Tomalak's post goes into more detail.
  14. Here's a couple of batch files which work with wget as described above to download all the main updates and have the previous 6 months of obsolete files automatically deleted.. I'm only doing this for ENU updates, but anyone is welcome to have a go themselves. The batch file will download almost everything down to and including the Common Updates section in this list - http://www.vorck.com/windows/hotfixes_xp.html. Anything requiring manual download will be displayed at the start so you can copy and paste the link (currently these are Adobe Flash, Autorun Disable and a couple of Office Update
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