Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble

MSFN is made available via donations, subscriptions and advertising revenue. The use of ad-blocking software hurts the site. Please disable ad-blocking software or set an exception for MSFN. Alternatively, register and become a site sponsor/subscriber and ads will be disabled automatically. 


Sign in to follow this  
DieselDragon

Many thanks from an offline user! :-)

Recommended Posts

Hi JCarle! :hello:

I just popped in quickly to thank ye publicly for Windows Update Downloader! Although I had a home Internet connection until about a month ago, minor differences between myself and my ISP (They couldn't run a bath, let alone cable broadband!) and some personal decisions mean that's no longer the case...And although I enjoy the greater security of having no external connection to my home network, it does mean that I'm no longer able to rely on Windows patching itself automatically like I used to! :yes:

Thanks to WUD, I've been able to download all of the XP and 2K/Server 2003 patches to a friends PC ready for copying and taking home on a pen drive, and I can finally get my machines patched and up to date again. Granted, I'll have to learn a little bit about QCHAINing patches together (I'm not rebooting 242 times for anyone!) but that won't be too hard with a little bit of VBScript on the side, I reckon!

As a side note, I noticed that WUD can easily be used for downloading more than just Windows updates - And I'll be keeping it in my toolbox as a utility for future downloading applications. A brief test last night showed that it works quite well for grabbing World of Warcraft patch downloaders, and I've already thought of a couple of other potential uses that it could serve...Like batch-downloading files over the local network from a Linux client that just doesn't seem to like Samba one little bit! B)

Anyhow...I did notice that the patch update list on the WUD site seemed a bit out of date when I got to it (Last update being in March) and of course I wanted all the latest updates that I could find on top...So I spent a few hours looking up all of the later patches/KB articles that my friend's PC had updated on since then, added them all to the custom patch list that I was creating to grab the patches that I needed (I was after both SP2 and SP3), and I now have a rolled-together update list - Known fully valid (I fixed the broken links) - that seems to be as up to date and current as possible. And I did everything by hand as I didn't feel like trying to script it. By the Gods, did that hurt! :-O

I see there's a sub-forum for user submitted patch update lists in this forum, so - Assuming that new users like I have upload/attach rights - I'll upload my custom list there shortly, with a regular WUD style list for SP3 following soon afterwards.

Edit: As promised, my custom UL (With every update from release of Service Pack 2 to 2010-10-11 inclusive) can be found Here. B)

Farewell for now...And many thanks once again for creating/releasing such a valuable and adaptable utility! :thumbup

+++ DieselDragon +++

Edited by DieselDragon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Granted, I'll have to learn a little bit about QCHAINing patches together (I'm not rebooting 242 times for anyone!) but that won't be too hard with a little bit of VBScript on the side, I reckon!

Feel free to try this:

As well there are a number of scripts out there which do pretty much the same thing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...