Cannot access windows update catalog

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Beans, Feb 8, 2007.

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    I wish to back up the updates that I have downloaded so that I do not have
    to re-download the updates if I ever have to reinstall windows.

    I seem to be unable to get on to the update catalog web site:
    I get the following message "Administrators Only

    To install items from Windows Update, you must be logged on as an
    administrator or a member of the Administrators group. If your computer is
    connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from
    completing this procedure."

    I have tried all 6 methods described in:
    And none of them seem to help.

    I was able to get onto this site before I installed SP2 but not after.

    I was forced to use the automatic installer, is there a way to backup these
    files for reuse? Can I backup the folders under
    C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download and copy the folders back there
    after a reinstall?

    Any assistance will be appreciated.

    Beans, Feb 8, 2007
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