This is an excellent site if anybody needs help with updates



News
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
This site: http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/

Seems to be excellent, it lists all the updates in order of importance, very
much sorting the wheat from the chaff. I think you can download this as
"stand alone installation files" that come directly from the microsoft site,
and you can then upload them at your leisure.

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
Updates for any Windows operating system should only be obtained
directly from the official Microsoft Windows Update web site,
and not some third-party web site.

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Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
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"News" wrote:

| This site: http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/
|
| Seems to be excellent, it lists all the updates in order of importance, very
| much sorting the wheat from the chaff. I think you can download this as
| "stand alone installation files" that come directly from the microsoft site,
| and you can then upload them at your leisure.

kurttrail
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
Carey Frisch [MVP] wrote:
> Updates for any Windows operating system should only be obtained
> directly from the official Microsoft Windows Update web site,
> and not some third-party web site.

Another instance of Carey speaking without knowing. The download links
are to the patches on Microsoft's server.

http://www.kurttrail.com/microscum/postsp2 is a list of all essential
updates to Windows XP from SP2 onward in chronological order with links
to the direct downloads from Microsoft's server.

The best reason to do the patching yourself and not rely on Windows
Update or Automatic Update is to cut out another layer of crap that can
go wrong in the patching process.

Take control of patching your OS with Common Sense Computing:

http://www.microscum.com/comsense/

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Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
Carey,

I just went to the site and started to download a patch. It was coming in
from download.microsoft.com - so, the files (at least the one I tested) WAS
coming from Microsoft!

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"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
news:eyNHb9mYFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Updates for any Windows operating system should only be obtained
> directly from the official Microsoft Windows Update web site,
> and not some third-party web site.
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "News" wrote:
>
> | This site: http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/
> |
> | Seems to be excellent, it lists all the updates in order of importance,
> very
> | much sorting the wheat from the chaff. I think you can download this as
> | "stand alone installation files" that come directly from the microsoft
> site,
> | and you can then upload them at your leisure.
>

kurttrail
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
Richard Urban wrote:
> Carey,
>
> I just went to the site and started to download a patch. It was
> coming in from download.microsoft.com - so, the files (at least the
> one I tested) WAS coming from Microsoft!
>

ROFL! Trying to get Carey to listen to reason, are ya'?

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Bruce Chambers
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
News wrote:
> This site: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
> Seems to be excellent, it lists all the updates in order of importance, very
> much sorting the wheat from the chaff. I think you can download this as
> "stand alone installation files" that come directly from the microsoft site,
> and you can then upload them at your leisure.
>
>


Looks like a site put up buy someone whose sole purpose is trying to
profit (via advertising, a lot of advertising) from gullible people who
don't know how to use Windows Update properly. The so-called
"explanations" of the patches are slim on technical information, but
rich in opinion; pretty much useless, in other words.


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Bruce Chambers
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
kurttrail wrote:

>
> Another instance of Carey speaking without knowing. The download links
> are to the patches on Microsoft's server.
>
>

Not the links I tested.

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kurttrail
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
Bruce Chambers wrote:
> kurttrail wrote:
>
>> Another instance of Carey speaking without knowing. The download
>> links are to the patches on Microsoft's server.
>
> Not the links I tested.

All of the XP downloads is from MS servers.

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Jim
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
Like Microsofts sole purpose isn't profit? You make me laugh.


"Bruce Chambers" <bchambers@h0tmail.c0m> wrote in message
news:eRy45qrYFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> News wrote:
>> This site: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>
>> Seems to be excellent, it lists all the updates in order of importance,
>> very much sorting the wheat from the chaff. I think you can download this
>> as "stand alone installation files" that come directly from the microsoft
>> site, and you can then upload them at your leisure.
>
>
> Looks like a site put up buy someone whose sole purpose is trying to
> profit (via advertising, a lot of advertising) from gullible people who
> don't know how to use Windows Update properly. The so-called
> "explanations" of the patches are slim on technical information, but rich
> in opinion; pretty much useless, in other words.
>
>
> --
>
> Bruce Chambers
>
> Help us help you:
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
> You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having
> both at once. - RAH

Bruce Chambers
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
Jim wrote:
> Like Microsofts sole purpose isn't profit? You make me laugh.
>
>

Sure, but Microsoft doesn't inundate one with irrelevant advertisements
and pop-ups just to get updates. Also, while Microsoft seeks to profit
from it's own products and services, it doesn't seek to profit from
someone else's work, contributing little or nothing of value, the way
the web site in question does.


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This is an excellent site if anybody needs help with updates