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Manually browse and download Microsoft Drivers from windows update.

Q: Manually browse and download Microsoft Drivers from windows update.

Hi all,

I use Linux and CUPS to provide free and stable networking printing shares for our community centre. Its easy to connection windows xp clients to the linux printer server, windows 7 is a pain, I have a work around, but would like to make it more streamlined.

I can get some older printers that do not have official windows 7 drivers working by using windows update during the driver selection phase of the printer set-up procedure. And selecting a slightly different printer from the list of available windows update drivers.

While this method works, there is a delay of between 5-10 minutes after clicking the windows update button before the list of drivers appears.

I would like to know if its possible to do any of the following 2 ideas:

1. manually access these driver files on Microsoft website somewhere, and download them for latter use.

2. Find where windows 7 saves the downloaded driver files and package them some how so they can be re-distributed.

As always your comments/suggestions are very welcome.

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Preferred Solution: Manually browse and download Microsoft Drivers from windows update.

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Manually browse and download Microsoft Drivers from windows update.

Quote: Originally Posted by Remush


Hi all,

I use Linux and CUPS to provide free and stable networking printing shares for our community centre. Its easy to connection windows xp clients to the linux printer server, windows 7 is a pain, I have a work around, but would like to make it more streamlined.

I can get some older printers that do not have official windows 7 drivers working by using windows update during the driver selection phase of the printer set-up procedure. And selecting a slightly different printer from the list of available windows update drivers.

While this method works, there is a delay of between 5-10 minutes after clicking the windows update button before the list of drivers appears.

I would like to know if its possible to do any of the following 2 ideas:

1. manually access these driver files on Microsoft website somewhere, and download them for latter use.

2. Find where windows 7 saves the downloaded driver files and package them some how so they can be re-distributed.

As always your comments/suggestions are very welcome.


I don't think there is a way to do that I would recommend that you set up a domain and be the system administrator for all fo the Windows 7 pcs, so you can install all of the updates on all of the computers at the same time.

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So, Secunia has just told me that the versions of Microsoft Outlook 2002, Word 2002, and Excel 2002 I have on my computer (Windows XP Home SP3) are unsecure and need to be updated. Secunia provides direct download links to Microsoft for these updates, but there are some hassles (I know! Hassles? With Microsoft?!).First, it opens IE -- it apparently won't work with Firefox. Second, all the update links lead to a page that signs me up for a Microsoft Update service that gives Microsoft even greater access to my PC.Unless it's absolutely necessary, I just have no desire to provide more access to my computer to a bunch of strangers.Does anyone know if there's a way to update these programs without signing up for a service? Even today, not all computers are hooked up to the internet -- I figure there must be a way to just get the updated files.Thanks!Apologies if this is in the wrong forum.

A:Update Microsoft (Windows XP) programs manually?

Try this link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=enThat's the service pack... so it updates the whole shi-bang. If this wasn't what you were talking about, just reply and I'll keep looking. Hope that helped!

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Hi there , desperately need some assistance. I think I have the malware "zlob"or other. I have tried a few things posted on this sites forums and others. My computer seems to open apps very slow, Unable to update Adaware ,ran spybot search and destroy. Also unable to do a system restore. I've Included a Hijack this log .Any help would greatly be appreciated

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:25:49, on 12/28/08
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Authentium\AntiVirus\dvpapi.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\common\lib\ioloServiceManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1189806489\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic Professional\AntiVirus\ioloAV.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic Professional\Personal Firewall\ioloFW.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program F... Read more

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Hi guys im about to reinstall windows 10 on my Lenovo Laptop ,so i want to know about the drivers, should i manually install them or leave windows update do it ?

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Microsoft: Manually Installing Windows 10 Creators Update Could Break Down PCs

Microsoft pushed the go-ahead button for Windows 10 Creators Update on April 5, allowing experienced users to manually download the new OS version on their PCs.

One week later, on April 11, Microsoft also started the official rollout of the Creators Update as an automatic upgrade via Windows Update, but in this case, the release takes place gradually, and some users need to wait more than others to receive it.

As a result, more and more users are tempted to upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update manually, but Microsoft says that you shouldn?t do this unless you are an experienced user.
Critical issues
The reason is that the Creators Update might be hit by compatibility issues, either hardware or software, and when you manually install it, the upgrade process bypasses any checks that could prevent critical problems. On Windows Update, on the other hand, Microsoft is only making the Creators Update available for your system when it is 100 percent sure that all problems are gone.

?It?s important to note that when customers use the Software Download Site to manually install the Creators Update they bypass many of these blocks,? Microsoft explains.

?Therefore, we continue to recommend (unless you?re an advanced user who is prepared to work through some issues) that you wait until the Windows 10 Creators Update is automatically offered to you. When your device becomes eligible for the C... Read more

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Windows XP SP3 [32-bit] Internet Explorer v8

Microsoft/Windows Update works when you let it "automatically" install updates - i.e. Click on "Turn Off".

It fails when I try to do it manually.

NOTE: It is only the install that fails - "A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed". I have no problem selecting and downloading updates.

I have tried a number of ideas posted here and elsewhere. But, so far, nothing has resolved the issue. This is not a result of a repair, serivice pack update, etc. I tried Dial-a-fix also, but it did not work either.

A:Microsoft/Windows Update Install: Fails Manually - Works Automatically

http://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/Dial-a-fix

Run ALL these. If that doesn't fix it, hit the tool button and reinstall BITS.

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I have a limited wifi issue. Toshiba states update KB3114149 may solve the issue. I can't determine if this update was included when I upgraded to 10586/1511 as it is not listed in Update History.

Is there a way to manually download that update ?

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Need to fix the screensaver issue that doesn't kick in for users that have an IntelliPoint wireless mouse.  Installing the KB 911895 from Microsoft via Windows Update solves this problem.  However we need to automate applying this update to
our users.  We can't go to every user that needs this resolved and run windows update manually to get this update.  Can't seem to find a way to get my hands on this update to deploy silently where it's needed.  Any idea's how I can get this
update manually?
We are Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit.

Thank you in advance for any assistance on this matter,
Pam Cole

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First off, I am using Windows XP SP2.

I am trying to update my modem drivers. They are not an auto install package. I go into the device manager and find the card. Neither right clicking and selecting update driver nor going into properties and selecting update driver from the driver tab launches the hardware update wizard. So, I cannot tell it where the drivers are. Nothing happens at all in fact except when i select it from the properties screen, the Cancel button greys out.

I have tested several other devices and none of them launch the wizard.
 

A:I cannot manually update any drivers.

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How do I manually update drivers on Window 7. Auntomatic updates are not working, no matter what I do. I've tried everything posted.

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After repeated problems with the update failing I did a clean install and installed kb3200970 manually from the windows catalogue and it shows as an installed update. Windows automatic updates wants to download and install it again. Is this really necessary? Any way to make it stop???

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"Windows 7 Driver Download
Windows 7 Drivers Latest Download. Microsoft Certified. (Recommended)www.Windows-7.DriverUpdate.net "
 
So there are links to this site everywhere. I am skeptical. Has anyone gone there, used them? Why? Does it end up as a subscription service to solve the problems created?
 
I have a 5 year old Xerox all-in-one that is not compatible with Win7. Seems like Xerox cannot support it, or won't support it. I just don't want to create a new set of problems.
 
Thanks for any suggestions.

A:Everywhere I see links to: Windows 7 Drivers Latest Download. Microsoft Certifie

Drivers should...be obtained from:
 
  a.  System manufacturer's website, if laptop or other OEM system (HP, Dell, Lenovo, etc.)
 
  b.  Motherboard CD or component manufacturer's website, if system is self-built.
 
  c.  The CD which came with the system/component (reflects known working drivers).
 
The drivers available via Windows Update...should generally NOT be used unless you are totally desperate and cannot find them anywhere else or any other way, IMO.
 
Louis

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I'm sure this has been discussed a million times before. I can't get microsoft updates but I can go to other sites and I am receiving occasional popups and re-directs. I have ran Adaware, Malware Bytes and Spybot S&D. All have found and removed items, but the problem still persists.

I am usually very careful and haven't had a virus in several years on this laptop. I downloaded a plugin from fileopen.com to be able to open a document that I purchased. So either it was in the document or in the plugin/site.

I would appreciate any help you can give me on this issue, I won't be able to do anything on the laptop til I get home tonight after work.

Thanks in advance!

Don

A:Can't browse to Microsoft Update, can go to other sites

i have a very similar problem right now. i have run AVG, ad-aware, spybot, they found a few things and i deleted/healed the issues.

but my problem persists. many websites just won't open for me, i have to refresh 5 times or more sometimes until the website actually opens. i use the latest version of firefox in vista. in the status bar at the bottom of firefox is sometimes see that it is trying to redirect to google-analytics.com??? could it somehow be a bug that does weird stuff with google? anyone know what it could be?
sometimes an extra window pops up and opens a blank page at the google-analytics.com page too. isn't that strange?

any thoughts on what else i could do to sweep my computer, or if someone know what this bug is, it would be much appreciated!

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I am doing a project for a corporation that has disabled Windows Update on all of their computers. I need to install a wide range of printers on these systems, but allot of these drivers are only available on Windows Update for these Windows 7 systems, which is making it extremely difficult for me to install these printers.

Is there someplace where I can download all Windows Update printer drivers, or a way to download and extract them myself?

A:Is there a way to download and extract Windows Update drivers?

Kompressor, welcome to the Seven Forums.

If you haven't been there yet, go here,

Microsoft Update Catalog

and search for the printers/devices, and if available you can then download them.

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I remember in Vista almost everyone said not to download drivers from Microsoft Update. But is it now safe in Windows 7? I think it is because I had downloaded a driver from HP and it caused problems. I downloaded a driver from the manufacturer website. It still caused problems. I tried it through Microsoft Update seeing as I had nothing else to lose and no problems. Is it just me or everyone else? I will add a poll to see results.

A:Is it safe to download drivers from Windows Update?

For me, I got problems with them. I always consider that the best drivers are those downloaded directly from the manufacturer's website.

So, my answer is "No."

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I keep getting the yellow shied w/the exclamation point in it on my icon tray. It tells me that new security updates are available, but no matter how many times I download it, it keeps popping back up. It's as if it it not detecting that I have downloaded it. I've checked ot see what is dling and it appears to be the same string of numbers (Microsoft Net Framework KB928366). Any advice would be SOOOOO appreciated! Thanks!
 

A:Microsoft Windows Security Update won't detect download

So, has no one heard of this problem??? Anyone?
 

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Do you guys know if there an official Microsoft Update for Windows 8 download link? I couldn't seem to find it. Thanks for your help!

A:Is there an official Microsoft Update for Windows 8 download link

Are you have problems getting updates?

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have been having a long running problem with not being able to connect to Microsoft downloads, and I cannot update my computer. It been going on for about 6 months now, and I have tried many many trouble shooting steps, and cannot resolve the problem. I think there many be a virus or trojan that my avast cannot get rid of. I have some problems with redirecting on firefox, this problem used to be worse, but has gotten better since I got avast. But nothing I have tried has fixed my inability to update or connect to microsoft downloads.

DSS.txt

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Jessie at 14:58:36.44 on Sun 02/28/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.2038.872 [GMT -6:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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A:Main Problem: Cannot update windows or connect to download.microsoft.com

Hello and Welcome. Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

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One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan.

This type of infection allows hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and download and execute files without your knowledge.

If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.

You can read this: How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?

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Hello,My computer appears to be infected w/ some sort of malware; I think it's a Trojan.DNSChanger. Symptoms include: 1. http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com and http://update.microsoft.com redirect to Google. My AV software, Windows LiveOneCare, isn't able to update from Microsoft either. 2. Attempts to download Windows Defender or Windows Malicious Software Removal tool from Microsoft.com would always time out. It appears I can't download anything from Microsoft.com. (I can, however, download from other sites, e.g., http://download.cnet.com.) 3. When I try going to http://www.malwarebytes.org, Firefox says, "Firefox can't find the server at www.malwarebytes.org."I ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware a couple of times. First time MBAM found (and cleaned) 7 infected registry keys, 1 infected registry value, 6 infected registry data items, & 3 infected folders. Restarted my computer per MBAM's cleanup instructions, and problems #1-3 were still present. Ran MBAM again; this time it found & cleaned 4 infected registry data items. However, problems #1-3 are still present. I've attached the MBAM logs in case they might be helpful. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. DDS.txt Report: DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Matthew Ing at 20:56:35.70 on Wed 05/20/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1271.642 [GMT -4:00]AV: Windows Live OneCare *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {427AD... Read more

A:Windows update redirects to google; can't download from Microsoft; possible Trojan.DNSChanger

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_Sca... Read more

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Hello,
How to download the plugin (add_on ActiveX) necessary to use the website "catalog update microsoft" (Windows Update Catalog) ?
http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Install.aspx
Discussion group :
https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=94324
Regards,

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Hi I'm a university student having a bit of trouble, for a project I have to install Windows 8.1 64 bit on several machines including updates.

As you can imagine updating each machine individually can be extremely time consuming. I was wondering if there's a way to manually download all the latest windows update files and put them in the Windows 8.1 ISO, so that once Windows is installed on the machine it will be up to date.

sorry if I haven't explained myself correctly

A:How do I manually download updates for Windows 8.1 64 bit

Try this link: Windows Updates Downloader (WUD)

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WHEN I GO FOR INTERNET EXPLORER UPDATE FOR WINDOWS 7 x 64 BASES SYSTEM. EVERYTIME IT GOES FAILED SHOWING ERROR CODE 9C48. WHAT TO DO. IS EVERYTHING ALRIGHT.

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I just installed windows xp today. Well everything was totally fine. I started browsing the internet to go get the updated drivers for my hardware. Well I get to where you start downloading the file and it wont allow you to download anything. I tried various sites and various files to download none worked. ALSO ... My search bar in Internet explorer... Does Not work... It says cannont connect. Cant connect?.. Im browsing the internet in the same IE WINDOW! OK heres some facts to maybe help.

1. I can browse all day long. Just cant use my search bar or download anything, Including pages that start the download automatically.

2. My Yahoo Messenger and MSN messengers work just fine.

3.I can download and Upload using ACE FTP freeware.

4.Cannont update at windowsupdate.com.

5.Tested under Dial-up And High Speed LAN. Same results with both.

6.Tested with Numerous Nic Cards Including New Netgear fa311

7.No problems before with win 98

System Specs:

OS: Windows XP OEM Home
MOBO:ECS (k7s5a)
Processor:Amd Athlon XP 2000+ running @ 1267 mhz
Ram:392 megs pc 100 ram (not ddr)
Sound Card:soundblaster 4.1 x-gamer
Video Card: Geforce2 gts 64ddr
Modem: Us Robotics 56k winmodem
Nic Cards: Onboard Sis 900 10/100 ethernet adaptor./Netgear fa311
CD Rom: Yamaha crw2100e 16x burner./Mitsumi 48x cd rom
Harddrives: Maxtor 7200 30 Gig / Quantum Fireball 5200 7 Gig
PS: 400 watt
 

A:Windows XP OEM HOME:Able to Browse Online But not able to download anything

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I'm trying to download updates through Windows Update, it shows that I have 139 important updates, and 40 optional ones. I selected them and clicked the install button but it got stuck at "Downloading updates (0 kb total, 0% complete)". I cancelled and retried choosing only 24 important updates and the same happened. I tried the check for updates option but it also keeps checking forever.
I also tried downloading updates from Microsoft Download Center but when I try to install them it hangs on "searching for updates on this computer".
I already ran the Microsoft Fix It tool, disabled my anti-virus and firewall, but nothing works.
I cannot install the SURT because it also keeps searching for updates.

I need to update so I can upgrade to Windows 10 - the setup also got stuck while checking for updates, so I was hoping that updating beforehand would do the trick.

Any suggestions on how to fix this problem are appreciated.

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I want to manually update Win7 -- automatic updates are disabled
- I got caught twice last year with bad updates
- I am not having any problems with Windows
- trial (3rd day) of Kaspersky Internet Security, "Safe Money" (banking feature) is nagging me to update Windows

In "Windows Updates" window I have already clicked "Check for Updates"

If I click "Install Now" will it also automatically update Windows ... as well as updating the updater
- never have I seen "update the updater"

I do not want a total auto-update of Windows

Once the updater is updated, how would I do a selective manual update of Windows by each KB in turn ?
MS tute Install Windows updates in Windows 7 is not clear enough for me
- I vaguely remember a list of KBs that I could selectively install (or ignore) one at a time.
- the last manual Win7 update I did was in 2013

A:Update windows manually, how ?

This is just an update to the updater. It will not change your manual settings to automatic. You can continue to apply manual updates once the updater is updated.

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I have done image from physical computer (with the help of Ghost).
Then I applied this image to virtual HDD (my OS is - Windows 7 Enterprise)
Then I fix boot with the help of -start up recovery- option of installation disk of Windows 7 professional.
Windows start booting but then crashes with error "0x0000007b"
So I want to load drivers of virtual SCSI controller with help of Windows recovery console or ERD commander or other utilities.
Please help me to find right VMware 7 drivers for Windows 7 Enterprise and load it to offline Windows 7 Enterprise

I do not want to make Windows reinstallation (repair) with help of installation disk (it will destroy some bugs that I want to keep unattached).

I do not want to use automatic physical to virtual conversion tools (don't ask why)
I just want to preload necassary drivers with the help of recovery console or ERD commander or other utilities.

P.S. May be I should install Windows 7 Enterprise on new Virtual machine and then export drivers with this tools http://sourceforge.net/projects/drvback/

http://www.boozet.org/dd.htm? But what exactly to export and how to load it to offline system?

Thank you for your answers and help!!

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Hello all! Hoping I can get some help here, this issue is driving me totally insane.

I have a Gigabyte G41M-Combo motherboard with an Atheros AR8151 ethernet component.

I re-installed Windows 7 today. It failed to automatically detect the ethernet component, so I couldn't get online. No big deal, I just used Google Translate to painstakingly navigate Atheros' website at a friend's house until I could find the driver files, download them to a cellphone, and take them home.

Yet alas, when I open Device Manager and point it to the drivers I want to use, it tells me it won't, because Windows has cleverly determined that I'm already running the best drivers for that device.

Weird. So I totally uninstall the drivers (from Device Manager), scan for hardware changes, then update the drivers again, pointing to the files I downloaded.

Again, within 10 seconds -- "Windows has failed to install device drivers!" "Windows has determined that you're already using the best device drivers."

How can I force it to listen to me, and just install what I ask it to? I honestly have absolutely zero idea of anything else I could do. It won't let me install new drivers, and it won't install its own.

A:Windows fails to auto-install network card drivers, then won't allow it manually.

if it's a brand-name PC, you must use only drivers from the PC manufacturer's website.
On brand-name (OEM) computers, drivers direct from the device or motherboard manufacturer will usually be the wrong ones. OEM hardware is custom-made, hence custom drivers are required. Only the PC manufacturer has these.

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Windows Security is telling me my Automatic Updates are off and I am unable to turn them back on. I get a message saying to go to Systems in Control Panel to change setting. However, in Control Panel Auto Updates are already on.
Tried turning off auto updates in CP and attempting to install manually with no luck. A few other screwy events but trying to stick with one problem at a time as mod suggests. Tried reinstalling IE8 (not sure why) but no change.
Running Windows XP. I am NOT computer savvy so any suggestions need to be spelled out step by step - even the seemingly obvious ones.
I have run Malwarebytes and use Avast Antivirus and MS Security Essentials. A long time ago I ran a program called Tweak now registry cleaner. I confess to being the click-happy and ignorant user in the chair that probably created my problem myself in an effort to keep my PC secure.
Thanks for any advice.

A:Windows XP will not Update - authomatically or manually

security center reset

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i have upgraded my windows 10 anniversary update.
the old and new versions shown.
it seems to be little faster to show desktop
otherwise I could not find any difference.
regular windows update did not pickup this update so I did this upgrade with the upgrade assistant from Microsoft support

A:windows anniversary update manually done

Are you asking what's new? You can find out here:

10 Cool New Features in Windows 10 Anniversary Update - Slideshow from PCMag.com

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Simply select the Settings and more menu and click the ?Full screen? arrows icon, or press ?F11? on your keyboard. Full screen mode hides things like the address bar and other items from view so you can focus on your content.

To exit full screen mode, move your mouse near top of the screen or swipe down with your finger and select the ?restore? icon in the top-right, or press ?F11? again.

Head over here to read what?s new in the Fall Creators Update, and have a great week!

Source
 

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Microsoft update will not download the newly released update KB9801982 ? It will download and install updates to microsoft essentials free anti-virus . I've tried turning off the Windows Firewall and the Anti-Virus application Microsoft Essentials . Iam running WindowsXP Pro MCE2005 SP3 I.E. ver8.0 in a 2.8GHz Dual Core pentium D 3 GB's of DDR2 ram ! What would possibly be stopping this update from downloading ? I looked in event viewer and it list no errors for microsoft update ? Is this security update really important ,it list it as criticial to moderate depending on what resource you are viewing in referance to this 10MB download ! Anyone with ideas on how I can get this update to download and install or should I hide it and forget it ?
Thanks in Advance, NicR

A:microsoft update will not download !

You can manually download and install this update from here : http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/2...182-x86-ENU.exeI assume you have Windows XP 32 bit as SP3 was only released for 32bit. The above link is for 32 bit XP.

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This article describes how to manually download the latest definition updates for Microsoft Windows Defender...MS Article ID: 923159 "How to manually download the latest definition updates for Windows Defender".Manually download Windows Defender Definition updates from the Microsoft Malware Protection Center Portal or from this direct download link (32-bit).Double-click the Mpas-fe.exe file to install, then click OK.

A:How To Manually Update Windows Defender Definitions

Hi there, neat thanks!

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After my last ?Windows 10 update, the home screen for Windows Defender was completely changed. Now there is no way to update manually, yet I keep getting messages in Desktop Notifications that Defender needs updating, despite the fact that on the WD home screen, every section shows "No action needed."
Is the Update hidden, somewhere? Is this a glitch to be ignored?
Windows 10 Pro
Version 1803
Installed on 11/6/2018
OS Build 17134.376
Running on Bootcamp on iMac.
 

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I normally check the status of Windows update every few days. This morning going to Control Panel ..... Windows Update I find everything normal. I check update history and find that a important update failed. So I did a check for pending updates. Still normal, no pending updates found.
That important update that failed really wasn't so IMPORTANT, I guess.
Anyhow, I wish to try to install it. Can't find how.
I didn't put this post in the Windows Update forum because I'm not ready to troubleshoot yet. Just want to find out how to install the failed update.

Bill

A:How to manually install a failed Windows update

Hi Bill,

Considering that they aren't letting you download it, it's probably not that important. I really don't think you can install this update, even manually!

-Chuck

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I figured out how to put Windows update in control panel without any secondary software. I used Brink's Add Group Policy to Control panel registry hack in the sevenforums.com as a template.

I modified to look like this.


Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}]
@="Windows Update"
"InfoTip"="Starts Windows Update (With Shortcut Key)"
"System.ControlPanel.Category"="5"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll, 74"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}\Shell]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}\Shell\Open]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}\Shell\Open\Command]
@="control /name microsoft.WindowsUpdate"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\{36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}]
@="Add Windows Update to Control Panel"
The only thing I can't figure out is where the default Windows update icon is. I created one for my system but.. I don't know who would like it. Just change imageres.dll to your icon file with the number or just change the ",74" to another icon in imageres.dll


Code:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}\DefaultIcon]
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A:Add Windows Update to Control Panel Manually

Hello Jerry,

Here you go.

Windows Update - Add or Remove from Control Panel in Windows 10

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I know Windows Vista is stopping from next year, but over the last 3 months Windows Updates keep starting & stoppping. About 3 months ago they stopped updating automatically & whe I searched for hidden updates, there was no updates available & then about a month later the updates automatic updates just started again for no reason. The updates run normally for about a month & now they`ve stopped again & they`re affecting Windows Defender, because Windows Defender can`t update definitions & I think it`s because I can`t update Windows. Please could someone one advise me what do to about this?

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I've been experiencing with Windows Update KB976902 causing printer spooler errors and repeated blue screen system crashes on multiple hard drives for this one system.  The printer spooler errors first occurred
back in 2010 right after an automatic download and install of Windows Update KB976902.  I personally have done extensive online research over the years to source a permanent resolution to this problem and the final conclusion is to permanently delete/
remove/ uninstall Windows Update KB976902.  Problem is, once this update is installed, it cannot be removed.  Now I have made many aggressive attempts to remove this update like executing command prompt "wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:976902"
will not uninstall the update.  A system restore to an earlier point will not remove the update.  Complete deletion and fresh reinstall of the Windows OS will not remove this update either.  I even attempted to tinker around in regedit to find
and remove, as you expect, my knowledge of navigating around in the OS registry is extremely limited thus I'm incapable of removing the update using this method.  I made several exhausting attempts to locate the file destination via command prompt and
really couldn't figure that out.  Cannot locate the folder/ file location of this update anywhere on the OS other than the Programs and Features location.  View Installed Updates does not provide any option for uninstall.



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A:How to manually remove Windows Update KB976902

Hi,
According to the KB below information, there is no way to uninstall this update. Because it's a hotfix used to fix system problem, this hotfix would replace plenty of system file with new edition. 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2533552
For your problem, we can try to fix printer problem by upgrade its driver edition, etc.
For BSOD problem, it would be better to collect minidump file, we'll make further research with this problem by using dump file.
please refer to the contents of the link below for more details and provide the dump files to us.
 
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki/windows_other-system/blue-screen-of-death-bsod/1939df35-283f-4830-a4dd-e95ee5d8669d

On the other hand, it's hard to say it's KB976902 problem. You can try to perform a Clean Boot to check whether this problem caused
by 3rd program or service start with system. Refer to the link below for more details.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
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Hi,
I have found that I can no longer retrieve microsoft updates. When I attempt to do so I get a blank page and lower left instruction informs me there is an error on page. Also every so often I get a pop-up that states I have a script error in internet explorer with no specific details. I have researched this extensively. I have windows XP installed. If the files mshtml and jscript are not found on my computer would this be the problem. Help because I can usually fix my notebook problems by self help with investigation but not in this case.
Cheers Leesa x

A:[RESOLVED] cannot download microsoft update

Hello, Leesa, first of all let's start from this: You receive a scripting error or a blank page when you visit the Windows Update Web site or the Microsoft Update Web site. Please post back how it went.

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My spyware program has identified a 'security hole'. My spyware program tells me I need to install MS08-022. When I try to install it I get this message:

Another spyware program I used a couple of weeks ago gave me this message:

I need help downloading and installing MS08-022 and repairing the Malicious Systems Settings Change.
 

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Hi. I am new here. My name is Ken. I have a problem. This Microsoft update repeatedly fails on my automatic updates. I try to do it manually, still no luck.: Security Update for Microsoft Works 9 (KB2754670) Any suggestions?

A:Unable to download Microsoft update, HELP!

Hello Ken and welcome to the forums

Would you mind following these instructions please:

Windows Update Posting Instructions

They will shed a little light on your problem.

Tom

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Hi

When I am on the page
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2592687 use the link for downloading "Download the Update for Windows 7 SP1 for x64-based systems package now." I end up on a page where I can push "Download". When I push it I end up on a page
with "Thank you for downloading" but nothing happens. There is a line with "If your download does not start after 30 seconds,
Click here" - if I do I end up on a page
where it is listed: 
This page can?t be displayed

Turn on TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, and TLS 1.2 in Advanced settings and try connecting to
https://download.microsoft.com again. If this error persists, contact your site administrator.
TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, and TLS 1.2 are all selected.

Anybody having an advice on what to do to get in touch with the file I want to download.



Best regards Harald

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Hello all. I've had to disable automatic updates as this one and KB2518870 don't install and the PC keeps trying to download them every day! When I go into control panel it tells me that I have MS.NET Framework 4 Client Profile. But cannot uninstall it. When I go to the "turn windows feature on/off" option it says I have MS.NET Framework 3.5.1

I've tried reloading version 4 from the MS website but it tells me I already have version 4 (or the download is being blocked). I've tried a clean boot - doesn't help. I've tried turning off Norton - doesn't help. Error code is 66A (unknown error).

I'm running Windows 7 Home premium on a Dell Studio One. Problems with these downloads seem to be quite common.

I've tried downloading them individually - doesn't help.

A:(another) cannot download update KB2478663 for Microsoft.NET 4

All fixed. First the 2 updates disappeared from the important list without being installed and a MS.NET Framework 4 Client Profile update appeared in the recommended list. After installing this the other 2 reappeared in the important list and installed without any problem! It's a mystery to me.

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I have run many scans in normal and safemode
the same files kep reappearing. I have automatically and manually removed files.
the below is the location and name. I realize that something is reinserting it when the system resarts, but I can not find the culprit.
Any help would be appreciated.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\DhcpNameServer (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Data: 85.255.116.139 85.255.112.237 1.2.3.4 -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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2 problems.

1) I disabled Windows Update in Services to avoid having to deal with the bullsh* updates. Later I put it on "manual" instead of "disabled". Today I find that my computer is "installing updates" WITHOUT a) my permission and b) without notifying me that there were updates to install. This thrashed my hard drive with near constant 100% usage from something called Windows Modules Installer Worker. I killed the process, rebooted after some Adobe Reader issue (unrelated....I think). Upon selecting "restart" Windows informs me that it is updating my system WITHOUT my permission. It continues, updates, says finished, restarts to 0%, finishes, reboots.

Upon restart--which takes FOREVER by the way without the "updating" message, when it used to only take a few seconds to boot up--I go to Services where I find Windows Update is set on "running". Even though I manually stopped it, and set it to "manual trigger" start....

2) After restart when I am in Services to kill Windows Update and set to manual--again--I see something called Update Agent, set to run automatically. I do not remember this service from before, and I have no idea what it does different from Windows Update. I set it on manual as well.

What does Update Agent do differently from Windows Update? They are listed as separate services

What happened to make my computer update without my consent??

A:Windows Update reverting to automatic after being manually disabled?

Originally Posted by gand5000


2 problems.

1) I disabled Windows Update in Services to avoid having to deal with the bullsh* updates. Later I put it on "manual" instead of "disabled". Today I find that my computer is "installing updates" WITHOUT a) my permission and b) without notifying me that there were updates to install. This thrashed my hard drive with near constant 100% usage from something called Windows Modules Installer Worker. I killed the process, rebooted after some Adobe Reader issue (unrelated....I think). Upon selecting "restart" Windows informs me that it is updating my system WITHOUT my permission. It continues, updates, says finished, restarts to 0%, finishes, reboots.

Upon restart--which takes FOREVER by the way without the "updating" message, when it used to only take a few seconds to boot up--I go to Services where I find Windows Update is set on "running". Even though I manually stopped it, and set it to "manual trigger" start....

2) After restart when I am in Services to kill Windows Update and set to manual--again--I see something called Update Agent, set to run automatically. I do not remember this service from before, and I have no idea what it does different from Windows Update. I set it on manual as well.

What does Update Agent do differently from Windows Update? They are listed as separate services

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I am on a internet satellite system that limits my downloads.   I can download all I want from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.How can I set my windows 10 downloads to install manually?  And can I set them to download and install at a time thatI designate?

A:How do I control windows 10 updates to update manually inste...

It will depend on which version of Windows 10 you have. If it is a Windows Home version, there is nothing that you can do at the present time. It is automatic and you don't have a choice If it is a Windows 10 Pro version, then you can schedule the time of update installations and even defer the updates, as in all or none! Take a look at the following article at the How-to-Geek. It explains everything you need to know about  Windows Update(s) in Windows  10.http://www.howtogeek.com/223068/what-you-need-to-know-about-windows-update-on-windows-10/ 

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In a recent post I asked about Windows update error code 0x80070005.
After repeated attempts,was unable to install. Microsoft tech also could not
successfully install using Windows update system.
Told me she would have to install manually,not using Windows update,which she was
able to do. I was unable to understand her(language barrier problem) when i asked
what she had done.
Does anyone know the procedure or software needed to do this?

Thanks..
 

A:Solved: Manually updating failed windows update

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