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Windows 7: Capture new Windows 7 Updates Pre-Installation & print to a TEXT file.

28 Feb 2018   #1
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 
Capture new Windows 7 Updates Pre-Installation & print to a TEXT file.

Good evening,

I have my system set to never check for Windows Updates.
Now let's say I manually run check for Windows Updates and it comes back with 50 Windows Updates for example in the Windows Update screen.
Can anyone please tell me where MS stores these Windows Update files before I either select the Windows Updates to install or not install.
What I want to do is to somehow capture ALL the Windows Updates on the screen and output them to a text file somehow.
I have see a bit of free software called SysExporter that says it can do this sort of thing.
I just need to know where the updates are kept pre-installation please.

If anyone knows of something similar that can do this then please let me know.
Could this possibly be done from an elevated command prompt perhaps?

Thanks in advance.

EDIT:
This will also be useful to list files in a folder etc.


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28 Feb 2018   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

The temporary update files are stored at C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
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28 Feb 2018   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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01 Mar 2018   #4
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi samuria,
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
The temporary update files are stored at C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
Thanks for that clarification.

Hi SIW2,
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I have had a look and that sounds very good.
I will do a bit more investigating.

Thank you.
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 Capture new Windows 7 Updates Pre-Installation & print to a TEXT file.




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