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Offline update of Windows?

Windows 7 has this amazing update facility for noobs like me.
However the automatic updates become a hassle when you are installing a new HDD and you have to download a ton of other software like Eclipse, Java and so on.
Is there a way through which I can download the updates that have been released till, say today, so when I install a new HDD, I will install these and Windows can then install new ones, if it needs to?

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Sure thing. Use left menu to filter updates for your OS:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/search.aspx

You can also try some thing called "microsoft update catalog", but i never used it myself:

http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Thanks.aspx?id=140

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I will have to install them one-by-one separately? –  Little Child Dec 22 '12 at 21:49
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They are .msi packages, so you can just use a .bat file that will msiexec them all in unattended mode (without GUI). –  Eye of Hell Dec 22 '12 at 21:51
    
I am sorry, what? xD I am a beginner at all this stuff so sorry if I ask dumb stuff –  Little Child Dec 22 '12 at 21:53
    
After you downloaded .msi installers for updates, put them into one folder, open command prompt in that folder (shift-right click empty space in folder, "open command prompt here") and execute: for %s in (*.msi) do msiexec /qb /i %s –  Eye of Hell Dec 22 '12 at 21:59
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