where windows XP updates are stored in my system

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  1. Choto Cheeta

    Choto Cheeta Rebooting

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    i use windows XP with SP2..... my autometic update is on.... on system downloads the update autometicaly..... but to where...... as i need to backup the update files that windows downloads autometicaly to install them of line in next reinstall of my system..........

    is it possible??
     
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    WUs are located here in unknown file format...

    C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download

    Copy all them to a folder and change their extension to .EXE and/or .CAB and look which works.. then backup them.

    Microsoft periodically gives free CDs for all WUs... but there's no such CD after SP2...

    I think there are 3-4 hotfixes after Sp2... check them all a WindowsUpdate.com
     
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    a bit of Searching brings us to this post by [dexter]:

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    http://thinkdigit.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=75322#75322
    do read it.
     
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    sms_solver New Member

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    this info is helpful to me

    is there any ways to know what WinXP is updating with its automatic update
     
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    change your AutoUpdate option to ->
    "Notify me but don't automatically download or install them"
    it'll give a list of updates available with respective links to their info
     
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