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Windows 7: How to: Manually, download updates but not install


10 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to: Manually, download updates but not install

I'm using Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1.

I want to manually check for updates, make Windows download them if there is any, but wouldn't install at that moment, instead make Windows install them next time I shut it down.

In Windows XP, it was easy. You just selected the option to download. And when you attempt to shut down Windows, it asked if you want to shut down normally, or you want to install updates while shutting down.

However, in Windows 7, I couldn't find a way to do this same behavior. Can you please tell me how to, if there is any way to do it?

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10 Jul 2011   #2
gaz

Windows 7 X64 Bit
 
 
Updates

Use this address to find the updates you want
in the right hand corner theres a search box,type in your windows version
then find the specific files you want\need
then save them wherever you want

Handy for reinstalls without having to download everything again
Stop Windows Update in services first
then run your updates
then START WU again and check for updates

http://catalog.update.microsoft.com

or
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en..._121LSUS007799
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10 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Change your update settings to download but not install.

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Jim


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10 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gaz View Post
Use this address to find the updates you want
in the right hand corner theres a search box,type in your windows version
then find the specific files you want\need
then save them wherever you want

Handy for reinstalls without having to download everything again
Stop Windows Update in services first
then run your updates
then START WU again and check for updates

Microsoft Update Catalog

or
Microsoft Windows - Microsoft Download Center
It is good to know this page. But I want to fully automate this update process, without explicitly visiting a website.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Change your update settings to download but not install.

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Jim
I have already do that setting. But it only works with high priority updates. I forgot to mention in my first message, I have this problem with the optional updates. Optional updates won't download automatically.
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