March 22nd, 2003, 05:25 AM
Save Windows Updates for later installations
2) How To Save Your Win98 (And Other) Updates Offline
Dear Fred, awhile back you mentioned an accumulative update for
win 98 that could be downloaded and saved for later use. I
REALLY need this thing because I don't wanna switch just yet
and for my "gaming" system I may never want to switch... Could
you please tell me where to find this elusive combo patch?
Thanks ... and Fred, thanks for the great read !!!----Joe Fukuto
There's no single patch with all Win98 updates in it, but there's a way
to get all the separate patches, including some "cumulative" patches
combine several (but not all) separate patches into one larger
It's easy--- actually much easier than it used to be: Go to Windows
Update; select "Personalize" from "Other Options" in the left menu, and
activate the "Display the link to the Windows Catalog" option, if you
have not already done so. The Catalog will appear in the "See Also"
on the left. You can then use the Catalog to pull down whatever Updates
and Drivers you want. (It also gives you an easy way to see what you've
already downloaded.) Items you select go onto a "download basket" from
which you can retrieve and place them where ever you want--- on your
drive, on a CD or whatever--- for safekeeping and later use
From the Langalist.
March 22nd, 2003, 06:20 AM
all bets are off...
I actually used to use that feature before the time of SP1. Since I have a few machines running XP it was handy to be able to download the updates once (I'm on 56K ) and install them on multiple PCs.
Saved me a lot of time since some of the updates were up to 20MB!!!