Windows Update MiniTool

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  1. Mister X

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    An alternative to the standard Windows Update
    What you can do:
    • Check for updates
    • Download updates
    • Installing Updates
    • Deleting installed updates
    • Hiding unwanted updates
    • Get direct links to the *.cab / *.Exe / *.Psf update files
    • View update history
    • Configure Automatic Updates
    • This tool is like the external powershell module PSWindowsUpdate, but much more advanced and user-friendly features
    • The tool relies and use same WU infrastructure, all downloading are through WU
    it's not a downloader

    Q: Which OS are supported?
    A: Windows 2000 to Windows 10, according to the dev.

    Q: Where does the updates are downloaded?
    A: \ Windows \ SoftwareDistribution \ Download

    Q: What is the mode Offline?
    A: Updates will be checked from the file wsusscn2.cab, which must be placed in the program folder.
    Download the file here https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/926464

    Q: What is the automatic mode?
    A: Sets the mode of service the Windows Update.
    Disabled - Updates automatically verified, are downloaded are not installed.
    Auto - Updates checked, downloaded and installed automatically.
    Just download - Update are checked, downloaded but not installed.After downloading, issued a notice.
    Notification Mode - updates only checked if there is a new update notification is issued.Nothing is downloaded or installed.
    Scheduled - Updates will be installed at the specified time.

    DL:
    Code:
    https://cloud.mail.ru/public/Kv4u/y9aGcyg1e
    https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZrfsHZsaYxxrm2RvjgusqRO1tJI4mueOpX
    http://mir.cr/YMZZIJ58
    
    File     : en_wumt.7z
    Size     : 1.42 MB
    SHA1     : 55361fe2870009b4446e9407578c38cf880800ee
    SHA256   : ac23854ede2986a0b602e9276ce7426a607fc363e86d0d4b9b9f62ca57b1472a
    
    Changelog:
    09.10.2015
    - Auto resize columns, depending on the content.
    - Added minimize all groups. Clicking the mouse wheel scroll button.
    - Added sort the list. Click on the column.

    v04.10.2015
    - Small GUI fix for other languages

    v03.10.2015
    - Added Offline mode
    - Added function to configure Automatic Updates. You do not necessarily need Group Policy to disable the auto-update
    - Added the option to choose which service to use to search for updates
    - Added the possibility of a simple translation into other languages through the .ini file
    - Added display extended information about drivers
    - Fixed Update Support URL
    - Fixed a bug with the hidden updates. It appears only ru_wumt_x64
    - Small hot bugfix: Failed to get data from registry.
    - Other improvements in the code

    v09.09.2015
    - Almost fully rewritten code
    - Added update history
    - Added error handling and logging
    - Added the ability to abort the operation
    - Remove version check of Windows
    - 09.11.2015 - no functionality changes, only one hot bugfix: correction of OLE error 0x80240007

    All credits and tool creation to @stupid user
    Credits for thread structure: @shewolf
     
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  2. atunis5804

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    Where can I download the program?
     
  3. Dermot7

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    http://www.ghacks.net/2015/10/10/wi...is-a-third-party-client-for-updating-windows/
     
  4. JRViejo

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    FYI. The download link is found in the Code section of MisterX's post.
     
  5. Mister X

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    Thanks for pointing him in the right direction @JRViejo
    Actually I have three download sources at first post...
     
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    Mister X, you're welcome! Take care.
     
  7. Mister X

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    FYI at anyone
    If you see any weakness or bug or new feature to be added just post your request in here and I'll be glad to tell @stupid user.
     
  8. amarildojr

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    Looks like a very nice project. It beats the competition because it's supported :p Some other similar tools I tried only search for updates that were available until April this year.

    @Mister X Is there a source-code available for this program?
     
  9. Mister X

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    LOL if by supported you meant to say I'm the supporter, well I'm a novice on this tool. I started out for translation of ini file only, but other experienced user in here could help OR I can ask @stupid user.
    With respect to source code, let me ask the dev if it's available.

    Ed~ Not available atm and quote the dev reply:
     
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  10. wshrugged

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    @Mister X -- Which versions of Windows does it work on?

    If it works on Windows 10, can the tool override that OS's forced updates by intercepting the request ?
     
  11. WildByDesign

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    I have been following the progress of this tool over at the MDL forums for a while now as well and am quite interested.

    It does work on Windows 10, yes. It is intended particularly for those using Windows 10 who have done lots of those privacy tweaks and have also disabled the Windows Updates service as well. This tool will automatically re-start the Windows Updates service and follow through with updates. And, as I understand it, one of the more recent requests for this tools creator is to make an option to stop and disable the Windows Updates service once updating is complete, although not sure if that has been added yet or not. Regardless, very nice tool to keep an eye on.
     
  12. Mister X

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    Afaik according in here it works on Windows 2000 to Windows 10.

    Precisely it was developed to assist Windows 10 user on that matter. So yes it can.
     
  13. Mister X

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    Wow! Nice to have you in here @WildByDesign
    As usual your replies are full of good and accurate info. Thank you for assisting me.
     
  14. wshrugged

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    Thanks. I'll check it out at MDL. Interesting tool. Also, thanks to @Mister X.

    In W10 (or any version), can you control updates individually or is it all or nothing once Windows Update Service is enabled?
     
  15. Mister X

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    Yes you can control them individually. Once you finished turn off WU service.
     
  16. amarildojr

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    I meant that it's in development :) It is, right? Meanin bugs will be fixed, lists updated, etc. It's not an abandonware tool.
     
  17. wshrugged

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    Thanks again, Mister X. Like @amarildojr, I'd like to know if the source-code is available. I'll keep an eye on this thread.
     
  18. Mister X

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    Of course not, is not abandonware otherwise I wouldn't published it in here...
    Yes it still is in development.
     
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    Nice that it supports XP i should have a look at this tool.

    thanks
     
  20. Mister X

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    Not available atm and quote the dev reply:
     
  21. amarildojr

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    Too bad source isn't available, this stopped me from using it :/

    Nevertheless a nice tool :)
     
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    Hello All:

    Firstly, a big Thank You goes out to @Mister X, @stupid user and @shewolf for their time and efforts! :thumb::thumb::thumb:

    @amarildojr: I really do appreciate, respect and share your care for system privacy/security. So far, the en_wumt.7z and wumt_x64.exe files successfully check out (0/55) at VirusTotal. If I get a chance, I'll run the wumt_x64.exe file while monitoring with Wireshark active and post here later with a summary.

    @Mister X and devs: In addition to what was posted in post #1 above, I believe a permanent F.A.Q. and some basic running instructions might be valuable for the lesser experienced.

    Anyone: Does anybody have a simple way of knowing if/when Microsoft's wsusscn2.cab has been updated, or will wumt_x64.exe seek to update that .cab file to the most recent? The current cabinet file seems to have been published on 03-October-2015.

    Thank you.
     
  23. Mister X

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    You are very welcome :)
    Hope you enjoy this MiniTool and I really appreciate you spent some of your time to analyze its online activity and security, well done :thumb:
    I don't want to take advantage of your generosity but could you assist me with those extra permanent FAQs and basic instructions you actually believe should be at the first post? You know I'm not that savvy guy for testing programs and elaborate such information. :isay:
     
  24. Rasheed187

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    Looks interesting, M$ should have made something like this. But I have to admit, trust also plays a role.
     
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    From Ghacks post: http://www.ghacks.net/2015/10/10/wi...is-a-third-party-client-for-updating-windows/

    Corky October 11, 2015 at 12:34 pm #
    Only complaint i would have about Windows Update MiniTool is that it locks the selection of the setting in the proper Windows update settings, i.e once you run this program you can no longer change how to receive updates in Windows.

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    Jeff October 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm #
    I thought surely you were mistaken, but I just checked, and sure enough -- the settings in Win Update are indeed locked!

    I searched around and found a fix for this: Open the registry and go to:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU

    In the right pane, change 'NoAutoUpdate' from a 1 to a 0. This worked for me, no reboot required.

    This should be noted in the original article, IMO, as it seems to me to be a critical flaw with this app.

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