How do you install the updates that you download from the windowsupdate catalog?

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by FullOfQuestions, Apr 25, 2004.

  1. I know it's stupid, but I get annoyed when I see a "Hotfix #XXXX-XXXX" entry in "Add/Remove Programs" for EVERY fix that windowsupdate installs for you. How do I install it myself? The downloads aren't the easy "click on setup.exe" files. They're actually packaged in a directory structure. Anyone? thanks, in advance
    FullOfQuestions, Apr 25, 2004
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    Maurice N Guest

    After having made the selection, and downloaded file from Windows Update catalog, you go to the folder where you saved the file, and then run it. Example: Use Windows Explorer to get to file; double-click on it. That should start the setup of it.
    If you are familiar, you can choose RUN from main menu, Browse to where the file is; then ok to run it.

    Not all Windows hotfixes will be in Add/Remove programs. Only the *removable* ones are there.
    Maurice N, Apr 25, 2004
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  3. Uhhh, no...there's only one file that was downloaded, and although it's an .exe, it only contains .dll files and such. I have no idea where they would go

    Downloading creates this
    %Saved Directory%\WU\Software\en\com_microsoft.internetexplorer6x\x86win2k\com_microsoft.Q318089_W2K_XP_IE6_5226
    FullOfQuestions, Apr 25, 2004
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    Maurice N Guest

    Where exactly do you see this? Is that a folder, or an entry in a log file?
    Maurice N, Apr 25, 2004
  5. Yes, that is the folder structure that is created when I download to %Saved Directory%
    FullOfQuestions, Apr 27, 2004
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