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From: hacker-pschorr (hacker-pschorrlibero.it)
Date: Sat Sep 01 2001 - 16:41:52 CDT
The answer to:
>It frustrates me enough that they can't do this in a browser-neutral
>so that you don't have to have Internet Exploitable to update your OS.
>So, I ask again, anyone know of an alternate way to get Windows updates?
Just go to:
on the left bar follow 4 simple step:
1 choose product update;
2 choose software update;
3 select which you want;
4 download and save .
So ,next time you will need to format your PC you won't have to run
windowsupdate again, because you have all updates stored on your HD (very
useful for computers labs, saves internet traffic).
I hope this was what you were looking for.
- Hacker-pschorr - my favourite beer
Da: Joseph Pingenot [mailto:jap3003ksu.edu]
Inviato: venerd́ 31 agosto 2001 22:34
A: Rob Terry
Cc: 'Shin K. '; 'focus-mssecurityfocus.com '
Oggetto: Re: Windowsupdate.microsoft.com / Wondering.
From Rob Terry on Friday, 31 August, 2001:
>Of course, some things MS does grab - if you attempt to use
>windowsupdate.microsoft.com with a PC that's built using an OEM number that
>ties to a manufacturer that didn't pay the fee to use this, you'll be
>from entering. This means that MS probably does have a good idea (by OEM
You'll be barred from entering if you have certain OEM numbers? Ouch.
Is there an alternate way of downloading OS updates? If not, this is
a Really Bad Thing. OS updates are critical. I guess that's a continual
problem with proprietary software, though. Eventually, your software will
be unsupported, and any subsequently detected holes will be left
and you must upgrade to the newest version [and pay the fee, natch].
It frustrates me enough that they can't do this in a browser-neutral fashion
so that you don't have to have Internet Exploitable to update your OS.
So, I ask again, anyone know of an alternate way to get Windows updates?
>codes) of which manufacturers are selling more systems, and can undoubtedly
>build some kind of matrix of which patches/updates are downloaded the most
>by activity after the application decides what you need/want. But they're
>probably not grabbing a list of all your files or copies of your registry
>anything like that, though I admit I've never watched it to make sure.
-- Joseph==============================================jap3003ksu.edu "The message that 'resistance is futile' has been hammered home. The only OS projects that stand a chance [against Microsoft] are open source, because they don't play by the rules of the economy." http://www.byte.com/documents/s=1115/byt20010824s0001