Win XP updates download?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by ~misfit~, Mar 16, 2014.

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    ~misfit~ Guest

    Hi kids,

    I've got a bit of a collection of ThinkPads, most of which run XP. They get
    fired up and updated once or twice a year for the less used ones and
    sometimes it's needed to re-install XP - I'm still fixing some of them up.

    My point is, is there somewhere that I can download all of the XP updates
    post sp3? When support ends I'd like to be able to still update new / re
    installs.

    Thanks.
    --
    </Shaun>

    "Humans will have advanced a long, long, way when religious belief has a
    cozy little classification in the DSM."
    David Melville (in r.a.s.f1).
     
    ~misfit~, Mar 16, 2014
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    Malcolm Guest

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323166
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913086
     
    Malcolm, Mar 16, 2014
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    David Empson Guest

    The standard Microsoft Update mechanisms will still work after April 8
    to get the existing service packs and subsequent updates, there just
    won't be any new updates for XP released after that point. (There could
    still be updates for other Microsoft software which runs on XP and will
    be supported after that date, e.g. Office 2007, and those could be
    delivered via the same mechanism.)

    Based on various clues browsing the Microsoft support web site, it looks
    like the update mechanism still works for Windows 2000 SP3 or later, and
    Windows 2000 has been out of extended support since mid 2010.

    If I remember right, Windows NT and earlier service packs of Windows
    2000 didn't have automatic updates, so we don't have any immediate clues
    as to how long Microsoft will continue to maintain the update mechanism
    for XP, but it would be reasonable to expect it will work for many
    years.
     
    David Empson, Mar 16, 2014
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    Dave Doe Guest

    As others have mentioned, you still can. If you want an offline update
    service, check out this dude's 'WSUS' implementation...

    http://www.wsusoffline.net/
    http://www.wsusoffline.net/docs/
    http://download.wsusoffline.net/
     
    Dave Doe, Mar 16, 2014
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    Dave Taylor Guest

    That is a very interesting project that I had completely forgotten about.
    Could be really handy for PC Techs!
     
    Dave Taylor, Mar 16, 2014
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    ~misfit~ Guest

    A big thank you to all who replied. That's a weight off. ;-)
    --
    </Shaun>

    "Humans will have advanced a long, long, way when religious belief has a
    cozy little classification in the DSM."
    David Melville (in r.a.s.f1).
     
    ~misfit~, Mar 16, 2014
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  7. This was the best but partly shut down by MS after some years as it used
    to have all the updates on there site, but now it just dnloads them

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AutoPatcher

    http://www.autopatcher.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=13&sid=5eaff3a28ae61779e066b0237d6595a7

    https://ra5-downloads.phpnuke.org/en/c61568/autopatcher-xp-free-download-full-review

    Or

    http://www.windowsupdatesdownloader.com/Default.aspx

    Or

    http://www.portableupdate.com/default.aspx
     
    Frank Williams, Mar 17, 2014
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