Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Possible Duplicate:
Offline update of Windows?

I'd like to keep my development box off-net physically as far as possible having connected to the net only at installation. At present I use a dedicated pen-drive to update the antivirus, various SDK updates from my browser box onto the dev-box. The pen-drive is obviously a weak-point ...

The validation tool sees my browser box as Win XP 32 whereas the dev-box is Win 7 64; so there is an obvious incompatibility ... Can I download the various windows update items explicitly for my W 7 64?

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, random Oct 18 '11 at 4:00

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

Why do you do this? – Jacob Oct 15 '11 at 22:25
Jacob: Why do I keep the dev box separate? Just paranoid ... – Everyone Oct 18 '11 at 11:44

Yes, you can download almost all Windows updates manually. However, it will be challenging finding what you need to download on Microsoft's site and keeping track of what you've downloaded/installed already. Here are a couple of links that can give you a little guidance.


Seven Forums

You're really creating far more hassle for yourself than is worth your time by following this policy and I really can't see why you would since you apparently have antivirus installed, but of course that's up to you.

share|improve this answer

Use the Microsoft Download center. Then sort by Security and/Or Updates. Then on the right, order by most recent date.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .