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Windows 7: Is there a way to download and extract Windows Update drivers?

20 May 2013   #1

Windows 7
Is there a way to download and extract Windows Update drivers?

I am doing a project for a corporation that has disabled Windows Update on all of their computers. I need to install a wide range of printers on these systems, but allot of these drivers are only available on Windows Update for these Windows 7 systems, which is making it extremely difficult for me to install these printers.

Is there someplace where I can download all Windows Update printer drivers, or a way to download and extract them myself?

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20 May 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Kompressor, welcome to the Seven Forums.

If you haven't been there yet, go here,

Microsoft Update Catalog

and search for the printers/devices, and if available you can then download them.
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20 May 2013   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

In addition I would let the corporation IT geniuses know you need access to do your job. It would seem they could allow you a password or something to get the printers' drivers.
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20 May 2013   #4

Windows 7

Thank you for the link and the quick reply! I'll give it a try when I get back in the lab tomorrow morning.

I've been trying to get with IT to see if they have a solution but there is too much bureaucracy and red tape.

I'm very excited about trying the Microsoft Update Catalog. Thank you very much!
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21 May 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1

Your IT dept apparently has tight reins on your systems, I would inform them of what you need, and let them do it, or assist you [their job].
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 Is there a way to download and extract Windows Update drivers?

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