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A long time ago, when Windows XP was mainstream, I heard a rumor that you could merge offline Windows updates by providing some sort of clever command keys. The rumor was quite technical and resided on the fact(?) that a Windows update is, essentially, a database for Windows Installer, and therefore, it is feasible to merge several databases, resulting in a database, installing which would have the same effect as installing the original update files one by one.

I wonder, was that rumor actually correct? Can one actually merge several Windows offline updates into one big file?

Side note: Found this post ("Offline Windows updates"), but it's not really what I want to do.

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Check out WSUS Offline Update. It's a program that does just that, free and readily available.

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