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Updating XP on 2 computers

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by duke, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. duke

    duke Flightless Bird

    I have 2 computers at home each with its own OEM license.
    I only have a dialup connection ( a bad one at that) for getting the
    updates from Microsoft.
    I have been able to keep the O/S updated with some difficulty and much
    connection time with this lousy dialup connection.

    Here is the question:
    Is there some way that I can update the O/S of second computer from
    the downloads that are supposedly saved on the first computer?

    TIA
    Duke
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    No.

    duke wrote:
    > I have 2 computers at home each with its own OEM license.
    > I only have a dialup connection ( a bad one at that) for getting the
    > updates from Microsoft.
    > I have been able to keep the O/S updated with some difficulty and much
    > connection time with this lousy dialup connection.
    >
    > Here is the question:
    > Is there some way that I can update the O/S of second computer from
    > the downloads that are supposedly saved on the first computer?
    >
    > TIA
    > Duke
     
  3. ANONYMOU S

    ANONYMOU S Flightless Bird

    If you have downloaded the original exe files then yes otherwise try using
    autopatcher from here:

    http://www.autopatcher.com/downloads/

    You will need to save the downloaded files on external HD or 4gb flash
    drive.

    My honest opinion is that you don't need any updates post SP3 because these
    updates only protects you by slowing down your system!

    I have not bothered to download any updates post SP3 and M$ is not going to
    provide any new functionalities in these updates.

    hth

    "duke" <nospama@3web.net> wrote in message
    news:26a067eb-4696-4117-a4da-d1a7db28e908@k5g2000yqf.googlegroups.com...
    >I have 2 computers at home each with its own OEM license.
    > I only have a dialup connection ( a bad one at that) for getting the
    > updates from Microsoft.
    > I have been able to keep the O/S updated with some difficulty and much
    > connection time with this lousy dialup connection.
    >
    > Here is the question:
    > Is there some way that I can update the O/S of second computer from
    > the downloads that are supposedly saved on the first computer?
    >
    > TIA
    > Duke
     
  4. mig-selv

    mig-selv Flightless Bird

    duke skrev:
    > I have 2 computers at home each with its own OEM license.
    > I only have a dialup connection ( a bad one at that) for getting the
    > updates from Microsoft.
    > I have been able to keep the O/S updated with some difficulty and much
    > connection time with this lousy dialup connection.
    >
    > Here is the question:
    > Is there some way that I can update the O/S of second computer from
    > the downloads that are supposedly saved on the first computer?
    >
    > TIA
    > Duke

    This will do it for you... nothing to install, jusk click and run.

    http://download.wsusoffline.net/

    Kindly
    Mac
     
  5. C

    C Flightless Bird

    ANONYMOU S wrote:
    > If you have downloaded the original exe files then yes otherwise try using
    > autopatcher from here:
    >
    > http://www.autopatcher.com/downloads/
    >
    > You will need to save the downloaded files on external HD or 4gb flash
    > drive.
    >
    > My honest opinion is that you don't need any updates post SP3 because these
    > updates only protects you by slowing down your system!
    >
    > I have not bothered to download any updates post SP3 and M$ is not going to
    > provide any new functionalities in these updates.
    >
    > hth


    No, it doesn't help at all. You're playing with fire by not installing
    updates and you should be ashamed of advising others to make the same
    mistake as you are.

    --
    C
     
  6. ANONYMOUS

    ANONYMOUS Flightless Bird

    C wrote:
    >
    > No, it doesn't help at all. You're playing with fire by not installing
    > updates and you should be ashamed of advising others to make the same
    > mistake as you are.
    >


    Why should I be ashamed of anything? M$ has been updating its flagship
    operating system for the past 10 years and still it is not secure. This
    only confirms that there is no evidence that regular updates is making
    the system any more secure than SP3.

    The idea of releasing regular updates is to create an illusion in the
    minds of large scale users that M$ is looking after them. It is all
    bullshit.

    Have you updated your system with all the updates since SP3? GOOD FOR
    YOU if you have.
     

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