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Updating windows offline

Critical or important patches will be ticked already, those in blue are currently installed on your system and don’t need selecting unless there is a specific need to do so.

Everything is split over 3 tabs called Windows, Office and Legacy products which includes Windows XP and Office 2003 as support for them ends in 2014.

Some of the Options are very useful such as whether to download Service Packs, and whether to include Microsoft Security Essentials or Defender definitions in the package. NET Frameworks is also optional but leaving them included will be a BIG time saver.

Here are 4 applications that can do exactly that, you can even run them on a currently installed Windows to bring it up to date. Auto Patcher Auto Patcher has been around for several years and used to be distributed as a huge executable file that included all the update patches inside.

After complaints from Microsoft in 2007, it was modified to download and distribute the patches direct from Microsoft’s own servers.

If waiting for all the updates to install doesn’t appeal, an alternative is to have a program store and automatically install the updates for you from a USB stick or external hard drive.

While it isn’t as quick as a slipstreamed disc, this method is an awful lot quicker than waiting for everything to be downloaded and installed from the internet, and can be left to it while you go and do something else.

NET Framework patches and subsequent updates after you install software like Internet Explorer 9 or 10 etc.

One solution is to use a slipstreaming application like n Lite to integrate hotfixes into the install disc, but even these become outdated every month after the latest round of hotfixes.

Auto Patcher isn’t just a tool to apply Windows hotfixes though.

Besides being able to install critical and recommended Windows updates, it can also do the same for Microsoft Office and install a number of extras such as the Office add-on pack, Adobe Flash and Reader, JAVA, the . The package itself is split into 2 modules, the updater module (apup.exe) is where you select and download the chosen update packages, and the Patcher module (Autopatcher.exe) which you run to select the updates and addons to install on the unpatched system.

To use Auto Patcher all you need on your operating system is the latest service pack to be able to install hotfix updates as it doesn’t support older Service Pack installs. Windows 8 isn’t supported yet although there is talk in their forum of implementing it in the future.