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 Post subject: Quick and Easy Way To Install Windows Updates?
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 6:22 pm 
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Hi again,
I'm now in the process of updating my laptop after a reinstall of Windows Vista and it's taking WAY TOO LONG to do this through Windows Update. Hours have gone by and it's still updating! There has got to be a better way. Any of you have any suggestions about what I should do for future installs? I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit.

Any software out there that will download all of these updates to a folder for future installs?

I'd even consider slipstreaming Vista with the latest updates if I can find some reliable info on how to do that with service packs 1 and 2, but I've read that windows auto updating wouldn't work with a slipstreamed version of Vista. Any truth to this?

Look, any help you have to offer will be greatly appreciated and I really do appreciate your time.


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 Post subject: Re: Quick and Easy Way To Install Windows Updates?
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 9:36 pm 
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well since i have a technet sub I haven't really worried about this sort of thing so much in awhile (technet has the SP integrated images for download)



a brief bit of looking about on my part found this which might be workable for your goals.


http://www.rt7lite.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Quick and Easy Way To Install Windows Updates?
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 8:43 am 
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7lite works, but not nearly as well as nlite did for XP. Nothing beats a well tweaked, patched and oiled slipstream!


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 Post subject: Re: Quick and Easy Way To Install Windows Updates?
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 6:11 pm 
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Thanks guys, but 7lite doesn't work with Windows Vista. The recovery partition on the laptop installed all that unnecessary crap when I did reinstalls, so I wiped the drive clean and reinstalled Vista from my DVD and used the laptop key for it. However, applying all the latest updates through "Windows Update" is just a pain in the arse! No kidding, I could have actually flown from Atlanta to LA and back and my laptop would have STILL been updating! :cry:

Slipstreaming is the way to go! No doubt about it! I'll just have to find some reliable info on how to do this. I was able to do it with XP, but Vista may be more complicated.

Thanks guys!


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 Post subject: Re: Quick and Easy Way To Install Windows Updates?
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 5:04 pm 
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If you are still interested in downloading the updates, it sounds like you would be interested in WSUS Offline Update or AutoPatcher.


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