Location of Windows Updates

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by TomAZ, Mar 25, 2014.

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  1. TomAZ

    TomAZ Registered Member

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    Where are downloaded Windows XP updates stored before they are installed?
     
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    As far as I know it is C\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download.

    Last round of monthly updates used to be listed there for 10 days before auto deleting themselves. Not sure if that rule still applies.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    WU might have changed since back then, of course, but back when I was on XP I sometimes had problems with MS Update errors, so gave up on that for a while and downloaded the updates from the links in the appropriate bulletins. Under those circumstances, they were saved as EXEs in \Windows\WUTemp and needed manually run from there.

    One minor drawback of that procedure was that they did *not* get added to your update history. However, the next time you ran an Updates check-scan, it did correctly recognize that they were already properly installed.
     
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