Update Crisis !!

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by W900, Jun 5, 2022.

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    W900

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    I used WSUS Offline to get all the XP updates after 2015 support ended. Somehow along the way I must have deleted the folder.
    I did reinstall XP last week and used the work around to get automatic updates to work.
    WSUS Offline can no longer download these updates and I wonder how much longer the work around will last.
    Is there a way to get WSUS to work again?
    I was thinking about going into Programs & Features click show updates copy the KB # and get them one at a time on microsoft update catalogue.
    Is this a viable solution? Do I reinstall the updates in the order that they appear in Programs & Features?
    Is there a global catalogue that can be bought on DVD or USB?
    I would like to have both X86 & X64 global update packages.
     
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    I'm not familiar with WSUS and only recently did my first clean install of Unofficial XP SP4 which came out great. Before I did all updates by hand.
    Does the Unofficial XP SP4 not cover all the updates that WSUS offers?
     
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    I was wondering about SP4 myself and what all it actually updates.
    I did find my copy of WSUS XP FILES on an old IDE HDD hiding in the closet.
    WSUS still works for windows 7/ 8.1/ 10 but can no longer retrieve XP updates.
    It generates all the global update packages and saves them as a file on your computer. It installs these updates according to the make & model of your PC without having to be connected to the internet.
    WSUS Offline Update - Update Microsoft Windows and Office without an Internet connection
    I have been using the same file for years on 2 really old machines that refuse to die.
    I also have windows 7 & Office 2007 WSUS updates saved as well.
    I will do the same for Windows 10 on its last day of life.
     
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    Thanks for the WSUS info. very interesting.
    Regarding SP4 (And there are others on the forum more experienced and knowledgeable than me):
    https://ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10321&highlight=windows++sp4
    I gleaned the files form the archive.org site which offers different packages and individual files. Here's a copy of "COMPONENTS_REFERENCE.pdf" to compare.
     

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