Balaji Dutt 8:12am, 25 December 2006
Hi all,

Well I've finally scraped together enough to pick up a decently spec'd PC as a new year gift :). The PC will come installed with Windows XP SP2 and as everyone knows, there have been a ton of patches issued since then.

Now I really would prefer not to hook up this PC to the Internet without having applied all the critical patches issued since SP2, but I have no idea how I would do that.

So, here's my question - is there a website or way by which I can get a list of all the critical patches issued since SP2 and preferably download links for them?

Thanks and Happy Holidays to all!

PS: Those of you interested, the specs are:
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 @ 1.86Ghz
- 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 533Mhz RAM
- 256 MB ATI Radeon X1300
- 250 GB HDD (7200 RPM)
- 20" Widescreen Monitor (DVI)
egorgry 12 years ago
If you have a patched system a mac or a linux system you can visit windows update and get the patches for IT professionals as downloadable .exe files. Just snag those babies and put em on a cd or thumbdrive and start upgrading the PC in question.

www.microsoft.com/downloads/

Nice specs hope you got the vista upgrade coupon too. ;)

btw get windows defender too is you don't have it already. congrats on the new system.
Gareth.Evans 12 years ago
As long as you're behind some sort of firewall (preferably involving NAT) then you should be fine to head straight to update.microsoft.com/
Balaji Dutt 12 years ago
egorgry - don't have a mac or linux system I'm afraid. I did get the vista upgrade coupon (and I chose XP Pro, so the upgrade is to Vista Business :) ).

Gareth - I think I'm on a NAT - I have a wireless router that acts as a DHCP server, while the router itself is the only device directly connected to my cable modem. please correct me if I'm wrong.

I guess more than anything, I'm annoyed that I will have to download 100+ files and reboot half a dozen times for this :(..

I did find a side called the thehotfix.net. The site maintains a single exe that contains all updates released since SP2, but I'm not sure whether I should take the chance...
Computer Science Geek PRO 12 years ago
Have a look at AutoPatcher - msfn.org/comments.php?shownews=19145
Balaji Dutt 12 years ago
Phillip - Autopatcher looks very promising. Will take a look at it - thanks!
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