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Windows 7: What fixed my windows update problems

30 May 2016   #11
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I use IE11 too (for that site only) and have no issues accessing it. I don't think it's accessible with another browser as it requires the ActiveX plugin. It doesn't work when I try with Chrome.
Apparently MS is said to be removing that requirement in the next few months so it will be accessible with any browser eventually.
Even some users using IE11 have said they're unable to access it though.

Hopefully they'll remove that quickly now that they're supposedly phasing out the Download Center. Otherwise some people are going to have less options to download some updates offline.


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30 May 2016   #12
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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"Offline" means updates installed from hard drive (first downloaded and saved) with WinUpdate service temporarily stopped...
On that note, now that I know how to disable the telemetry updates embedded in the convenience rollup (thank you, Callender and ThrashZone), how does one download updates for later installation offline, then install them? Can they be installed directly to and/or from a USB thumb drive?
Hi Lady F, are you able to access the Windows update catalog site? That seems to be the only way for some updates now. I know some people are having issues with the ActiveX on that site. The sooner MS removes it, the better.
I just download any update packages I need and stick them on a flash drive. You can install them from that or just copy them over on to the new system.
I'll answer that once I someone gives me a URL to it (I'm feeling especially stupid today; rough night).
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30 May 2016   #13
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Should be this one LF: https://catalog.update.microsoft.com
I can't actually access it right now though as it doesn't work on a tablet.
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30 May 2016   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Should be this one LF: https://catalog.update.microsoft.com
I can't actually access it right now though as it doesn't work on a tablet.
Aparently I can but, first, I'm making an image before I install it on my computer. Be back in a few.
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30 May 2016   #15
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Thank you for this thread, Viscon. I had pretty much given up on updating my computer. Decided to try your method. It worked! I already had the first one installed, so I downloaded the other two. I followed your instructions. It did take an hour or so, but I'm not complaining. Great tip!
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30 May 2016   #16
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Should be this one LF: https://catalog.update.microsoft.com
I can't actually access it right now though as it doesn't work on a tablet.
Aparently I can but, first, I'm making an image before I install it on my computer. Be back in a few.
I had updated this post but, for some weird reason, it didn't go through.

Ok, it's supposedly installed. Where is it? How do I use it? I'm so confused.
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30 May 2016   #17
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
I use IE11 too (for that site only) and have no issues accessing it. I don't think it's accessible with another browser as it requires the ActiveX plugin. It doesn't work when I try with Chrome.
Apparently MS is said to be removing that requirement in the next few months so it will be accessible with any browser eventually.
Even some users using IE11 have said they're unable to access it though.

Hopefully they'll remove that quickly now that they're supposedly phasing out the Download Center. Otherwise some people are going to have less options to download some updates offline.
I can use a couple of other browsers to access MS Update Catalog but they "pretend to be IE11"
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30 May 2016   #18
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
I use IE11 too (for that site only) and have no issues accessing it. I don't think it's accessible with another browser as it requires the ActiveX plugin. It doesn't work when I try with Chrome.
Apparently MS is said to be removing that requirement in the next few months so it will be accessible with any browser eventually.
Even some users using IE11 have said they're unable to access it though.

Hopefully they'll remove that quickly now that they're supposedly phasing out the Download Center. Otherwise some people are going to have less options to download some updates offline.
I can use a couple of other browsers to access MS Update Catalog but they "pretend to be IE11"
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That's interesting Callender, what browser is that you're using? I've tried to use IETab extension in Chrome as that has different IE compatibility modes. It does open up the site with no problems, but when you click to download it won't go any further, there's no popup to download the files to Desktop.
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30 May 2016   #19
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Should be this one LF: https://catalog.update.microsoft.com
I can't actually access it right now though as it doesn't work on a tablet.
Aparently I can but, first, I'm making an image before I install it on my computer. Be back in a few.
I had updated this post but, for some weird reason, it didn't go through.

Ok, it's supposedly installed. Where is it? How do I use it? I'm so confused.
You have to know the KB number of any update you want to download. Just type it in the search bar. You'll then have the option to "Add to basket" (Download queue/list). You can then go to your basket and download any updates you need in one go.
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30 May 2016   #20
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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That's interesting Callender, what browser is that you're using? I've tried to use IETab extension in Chrome as that has different IE compatibility modes. It does open up the site with no problems, but when you click to download it won't go any further, there's no popup to download the files to Desktop.
I'll PM you with the info on the browser. RE: IETab extensions. I tried using FF IE Tab extension and ActiveX plugin (allows ActiveX controls) and switched user agent. It wouldn't work in Cyberfox (the Active X plugin) and I didn't actually test with FF.
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