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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?

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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

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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.

WorldStart

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.

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http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx

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

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