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Old 19th Jan 2008, 04:57 AM   #1
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windows updates backup

Hi.

I'm going to completely reinstall my windows xp, and I wonder if I can somehow back up updating setup files as I don't feel like spending hours downloading them again.

Thank you for any help .
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Old 19th Jan 2008, 06:48 AM   #2
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There was a 3rd party windows update that did that awhile ago, but last I heard Microsoft did something to kill that program and stop it working
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Old 19th Jan 2008, 11:00 AM   #3
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Hi.

I'm going to completely reinstall my windows xp, and I wonder if I can somehow back up updating setup files as I don't feel like spending hours downloading them again.

Thank you for any help .
I assume you are talking about windows updates? You can find updated winXP ISO images "out there" that have the latest updates pre-installed. Legality is a grey area but as long as you are using your own license key you should be fine.
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Old 19th Jan 2008, 06:21 PM   #4
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Indeed, I found a performance edition of windows XP with all the crap taken out, all the patches up till this month pre installed. They are out there and so long as you have your own key legally I'd say your fine.
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Old 20th Jan 2008, 06:49 AM   #5
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thank you guys but i think you dont understand my problem
the thing is that i dont want to download windows updates again, actually i dont want to download anything
its like this : i have windows xp (installed from original cd +sp2 with no update packs in in ) and all up to date updates which i dowloaded from windows update website - and these updates i would love to backup and later, after i have reinstalled windows from the same cd, i would install them again from some e.g CD i just wonder if there is any way to do it.. would be kewl for me as my internet connection aint.... lets say made for downloading
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Old 20th Jan 2008, 07:06 AM   #6
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you need to use administrater options at windows update and download then from there after which you can save them
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Old 20th Jan 2008, 07:49 AM   #7
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My friend needed to do exactly the same to his comp. He used this to do it. I think it saves the drivers too, so no need to search Windows Update for your ethernet controller

Or use nlite. Does the same.
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Old 20th Jan 2008, 02:30 PM   #8
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Indeed, I found a performance edition of windows XP with all the crap taken out, all the patches up till this month pre installed. They are out there and so long as you have your own key legally I'd say your fine.
What kindof "crap" ?

i'd be interested in this because i could do with a reinstall of XP.
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Old 21st Jan 2008, 03:11 AM   #9
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It removes all non-essential drivers so it's more DIY but cleaner, there are no hlp files, no desktops, no sound themes, god knows what else has been removed. Comes with Firefox preinstalled.

Honestly, I did both my machines earlier in the year with this and they're much better now, very happy with it.
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Old 21st Jan 2008, 08:08 PM   #10
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 Originally Posted by Machine: ( link to post ) 
It removes all non-essential drivers so it's more DIY but cleaner, there are no hlp files, no desktops, no sound themes, god knows what else has been removed. Comes with Firefox preinstalled.

Honestly, I did both my machines earlier in the year with this and they're much better now, very happy with it.
what was the name of this cutdown version? I found a "Games" version but it was in another language.
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Old 22nd Jan 2008, 02:53 AM   #11
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Old 22nd Jan 2008, 09:26 AM   #12
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thank you kind sir.. I found it
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Old 22nd Jan 2008, 09:49 AM   #13
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Good job. No problemo.
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Old 19th Mar 2008, 02:55 PM   #14
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Mach, I finally got around to upgrading my main pc which means my old PC becomes my new server PC...

So I formatted the server pc hdd and used the Performance Edition of XP.... Amazing! Its ridiculously faster and more responsive than the PC ever was before. Even UT3 loads up faster than it ever did when I had normal WinXP installed.

Just want to say thanks again for the info in helping me find it!
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Old 19th Mar 2008, 04:47 PM   #15
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Good to hear Kewl Best version I've ever found.
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Old 21st Mar 2008, 01:42 PM   #16
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 Originally Posted by Machine: ( link to post ) 
It removes all non-essential drivers so it's more DIY but cleaner, there are no hlp files, no desktops, no sound themes, god knows what else has been removed. Comes with Firefox preinstalled.

Honestly, I did both my machines earlier in the year with this and they're much better now, very happy with it.
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Old 23rd Mar 2008, 09:48 AM   #17
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http://www.nliteos.com/

remove useless drivers, integrate your own drivers, integrate the windows updates, tweak various other things then burn the XP disk.

Can integrate your own programs to be installed, such as firefox, 7zip, utorrent etc...

Requires an original XP CD
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Old 23rd Mar 2008, 11:04 AM   #18
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Cool .. i bet thats how people are making these custom versions.
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Old 11th Apr 2008, 03:45 AM   #19
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I got that performance edition too, really great, I'm never using my original XP disk again, installs much quicker too.
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Old 11th Apr 2008, 06:02 AM   #21
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Such a filthy assignment operator! Not to mention lack of incrementation op! Your foul langauge offends me sir!
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Such a filthy assignment operator! Not to mention lack of incrementation op! Your foul langauge offends me sir!
Sorry.

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