Harvey Van Sickle ( firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
: On 15 Dec 2003, geoff wrote
: > I heard that uS were withdrawing support for 98, 98SE and
: > Millennium in January - better get your updates in quick.
: > Is there any way of saving updates to file ?
: Fred Langa talked about this in his recent LangaList newsletter, and
: gave a link to an article he wrote about how to do it:
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: I have an entire feature-length article in the works for you that will
: go over recommended end-of-the year update/cleanup/tune-ups for ALL
: versions of Windows, but if you're one of the millions of users still
: running Win98, you might want to get a jump on things by grabbing *and
: storing* copies of all relevant Windows Update items so you'll have
: them on hand even when Win98 support dries up.
: It's easy, and the basic process--- for any Windows version (not just
: Win98) was discussed in "How To Save Your Win98 (And Other) Updates
: Offline" in http://langa.com/sendit.htm/newsletters/2003/2003-03 -
: 20.htm#2 .
: You can use Windows Update to see what's already installed on your
: system ("View Installation History"); and then use the info from the
: link above to grab a fresh, stand-alone copy of the update item(s) that
: you want to save locally, so you can reinstall them any time you want,
: right from your own hard drive. (Or CD, or whatever.)
: That process works for ANY version of Windows, by the way: You really
: never have to download any patch or update more than once. By grabbing
: it once, by the above method, you can install it any number of times
: from your local copy without ever having to download the same code
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: Langa's free newsletter is well worth subscribing to for this sort of
: hint/discussion. (He's also got a paid-for "plus" version which I
: don't get -- it's always sounded like "probably very good value",
: Hope this helps.
: For e-mail, change harvey to whhvs.
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