Windows Update MiniTool

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  1. boldrake

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    Hi, which is the "only download" folder location of Windows Update MiniTool
    Thank you very much

    Andrea
     
  2. Mr.X

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    WUMT is just (an excellent one btw) front-end for Windows Update so there's no different download location other than C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
     
  3. boldrake

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    Many thanks :thumb:
     
  4. xpclient

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    I have a simple request for your WU Minitool. I find the icons-only UI extremely difficult to understand and prefer text labels. Can you please add text labels to those 6 cryptic icons of arrows and lines - whatever they mean?
     
  5. Mr.X

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    New v12.05.2016 available:

    Code:
    https://cloud.mail.ru/public/3E95/kvd9WCbUq
    
    File     : wumt_v12.05.2016.zip
    Size     : 2.74 MB
    SHA256   : 6AE46907F0F8561ACA0E104705FED806A2C5D17E2A83D7CA93F9AAF6F781FC86
    12.05.2016
    - Fix broken Update History after KB3156421

    27.01.2016
    - Fix gui scale dpi

    16.01.2016
    - Fixed a bug in Windows 8.1 when "Automatic Updates" are set to "Disabled" a "OLE error 8024A000" pops up.
    - If at the end of an update installation it requires a resume and install the rest of its components, the program now can resume and install.
    - Author of the translation not displayed. Fixed.

    10.01.2016
    - Fixed GUI when using zoom to 125%.
    - Fixed a situation where results aren't displayed in log for each operation.
    - Update history during the installation of the update.
    - Improved error checking.
    - Code and lang files optimized. Language files updated, but if you find a mistake in the text, then send me corrections.
    - Many small improvements.
    - Small changes in design.

    26.12.2015
    - Fixed a rare AV bug on this review.
    - Error codes are added for each operation. The error codes value can be found on this link.

    25.12.2015
    - Fixed false lock Automatic Updates settings.

    24.12.2015
    - Added highlighting function for updates found in ini file.
    - Optimization of function "Hide / Remove hidden".
    - Improved logging during download / install / uninstall.
    - Improved detection of errors in the process of verification / download / install / uninstall updates. For example an attempt to check for updates in the absence of network.
    - Automatic selection of update service by default.
    - When you change the "Automatic Updates", original WU immediately knows about it.
    - Improvements to the program interface.
    - Improved sorting.
    - Added a request to reboot after installing or removing updates, if needed.
    - Various optimization and improvement in the code.

    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
     
  6. coover

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    Will this application be a problem if I place it on a computer that gets Windows 10 "Insider Preview" downloads? Will I continue to get the new "insider Preview" Operating Systems using your software?
     
  7. 1PW

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    Hello coover:

    Because of the increasing interest in the Windows Update MiniTool, please consider trying a single left-click to the "Check for updates" icon and let the forum know.

    That will be a completely passive operation and WUMT is portable (doesn't install).

    Thank you.
     
  8. coover

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    I did as suggested and received about 6 updates to be downloaded. All are now being downloaded. None, however, were "Insider Previews", probably because none have been released since the last Windows 10 Preview Build. I'll let your app run until I hear that another Build has been released, try it then, then let you know. In the meantime, I've disabled all automatic updates (which is the reason I wanted to try this software).

    My problem here is that I have 7 computers and very slow broadband. When 2 or more computers are trying to update simultaneously, my internet becomes useless for anything else.
     
  9. 1PW

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    Hello coover:

    Your experiences should now go a long way to remove most lingering doubt that WUMT could indeed work okay with the next major upgrade for W10.

    Thank you.
     
  10. John Ow

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    Version 2.6.12.2015 (english) no longer works, I get OLE error 80240FFF

    Windows 10 v1511 build 10586.318

    I assume this is the latest english version?
     
  11. TairikuOkami

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    That is a problem with WU itself. There are various solutions, like running SFC scan and deleting folder SoftwareDistribution\Download
     
  12. Mr.X

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    Oh yes, sorry I forgot to upload languages. Now there are in the same link. :thumb:
     
  18. John Ow

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    Thanks so much.
     
  19. Mr.X

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    You are welcome.
     
  20. jelson

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    Just discovered this utility... running 12.05.2016 x64 portable on Win7 Ult x64

    Wondering how long it takes for it to do a "Search for Updates." It's been running for 2 hrs now.

    FYI, earlier installed KB3161664 (so WU scans don't take forever) and doing a "Check for Updates" in Windows Updates only took a few minutes to complete.


    Update: it finally finished its search, took 2 hrs 38 min
     
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  21. Doctor M

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    New here. First off I want to say thanks to the creators of the Windows Update MiniTool and the people who have posted.

    I have a couple of questions of the minitool which by the way I am using version 12.05.2016

    Q1 - My system is up to date, but I still get the minitool stating that it is out of date. Example, My ethernet port is up to date with Intel (21.0 driver date 5-10-2016), but when i run the minitool it says it is out of date with a driver dated 4-29-2016 so not sure what's going on here.

    Q2 - I saw the option to just download. Where does the file get downloaded exactly? I mean what location.

    Again, many thanks to all who made this tool. Using it on Windows 10 and on my brand new Skylake system.
     
  22. Doctor M

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    Well, that was an oversight. Q2 found right on page 1 here. Missed it. So only Q1 is open. Thanks
     
  23. jelson

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    First... Welcome!

    As to Q1, Windows Update is notorious for offering inferior driver updates. Personally, I never install MS's offering of 3rd party driver updates. Often times they are stripped down versions. I stick with drivers offered directly from the OEM
     
  24. TairikuOkami

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    Not always, MS sometimes offer latest drivers, which are not even listed on manufacturer's webpage, like Realtek Audio.
    Official Realtek Audio is from June 25th 2015 and Microsoft offers the full driver provided by Realtek from June 14th 2016.
     
  25. pb1

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    There is a new option in the latest version of WUMT to - "Include drivers". Does anyone know what the preset option means? I know what a ticked and unticked box means but what does the blob mean? Since there is no options involved it is seemingly pointless but of course have some meaning - probably.
     
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