Not all that long ago, I was faced with a situation where I had an automatic update that wouldn’t install. To try and troubleshoot this issue, I needed a way to download the update so I could perform a Windows 7 manual update (note it works for several other versions of Windows too – see the list below). Since Microsoft doesn’t offer such an option, I had to look elsewhere for help. Luckily, there is a program that was created to do just this. Just note this really is a process for Computer Techs or those confident with their own computers, although it is simple if you follow the steps below. Read on below.
The Software We’ll Use is Windows Updates Downloader (WUD):
This installer helps you manually install Windows updates. It saves manually downloading each of the installs individually, which used to be required. It is an essential part of my step-by-step guide, and you’ll use it and learn how to do it yourself. It’s also great to use in conjunction with a Windows Vista Unattended Installation CD and Windows XP Unattended Installation CD so the updates are installed with the OS.
It works for:
- Windows 7,
- Windows 8,
- Windows Vista,
- Windows XP,
- Windows 2003 Server,
- Windows 2000,
- Office 2003, and even
- Exchange 2003.
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To install a Windows product update on a single computer, run the product update program on the computer that you want to update. To install multiple product updates without restarting the computer between each installation, use the /z switch. Command-line options for the Update.exe program. Windows 7 is one of the most featured and most used operating system till date. Microsoft has stopped publishing Windows 7 Updates further. The last Windows 7 Update was published by Microsoft in October 2015, and till then there are no more updates available for the Windows 7. The last published update for windows 7 is KB3102810. Read moreComplete ‘Windows 7 Update’ Guide (All Windows. Install All Windows 7 Updates At Once, ESRI ArcGIS For Desktop 10.2 Complete Version, Autodesk AutoCAD 2009 Full Version, SPI SheetMetalWorks 2015 Cracked Full Download. Install this update to resolve issues in Windows. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more information. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
Just follow the steps below to get started.
Did you notice the glaring omission? Go to my new article to see how to download Windows 10 updates manually.
Step 1: Get Windows Update Downloader
To navigate to the downloader website, click on the following link to find and Download Windows Updates Downloader. You may notice the website is not pretty, but it is effective – and that is all we need. Once on the website, identify the appropriate one for your needs by reading the text carefully. The download ‘buttons’ are set as gold colored text lines.
So once you’ve identified the version you want, prepare to download the executable file. The last time I checked, the most up to date version is build 2.50. This is immensely popular software with hundreds of thousands of downloads for Version 2.40 and over a million downloads for Version 2.50. Wow! That’s impressive don’t you think? (I’d like to think I’ve sent a lot of these happy ‘customers’ to them.)
Just be sure to download WUD first, then run it once before you download the update lists you want to use.
Step 2: Download the Updates List
You can navigate while on the page, via the gold menu beneath the banner. Or you can simply click on the following link to find and Download the List for the product you wish to download updates for. Reading through the table you will see the windows products listed in the first column, along with the service pack number and then the platform (that is x64 or x86). You can double click it to automatically import it. When it has been installed it will give you the following message saying “Compressed UL file installed”.
Just be sure to download WUD first as stated in Step 1 above. Note: make sure you put the Updates Lists in the same folder as the Windows Update Downloader folder (this should happen automatically when you select to openthe UL). These two things when followed, may address some of the issues I’ve seen listed in the comments beneath this article.
Step 3: Open The Program and Select Files
Open Windows Updates Downloader and select the updates you wish to download. You can change the location in which the updates are downloaded by clicking “Change” next to Download Folder (see the screenshot below). Click the “Show Options” button and select “Product as subfolder” to separate the downloaded updates into sub-folders based on the product name. This makes them much easier to sort through if you are downloading updates for multiple products.
Step 4: Download Updates
Click “Download” to start downloading updates. You will see the progress bars indicate the progress through the process for each item, as shown below. It won’t take particularly long (although as you can guess, it depends on the file size).
Step 5: Retrieve Your Updates
Once the updates have finished, you can navigate to your download folder to retrieve your updates.
You are now ready to install the updates with a simple double click to run. If you have any experience with downloading Windows Updates manually, please feel free to share in the comments below to give feedback and to help others.
And how to install?
Well as you see I believe you should be able to double click to run, but some don’t actually have success with this, not sure why (hey even the best of us can’t know everything about everybody else’s systems!). Note in case you are in that situation (and sorry if you are), to do it from here if it will not install with a double click, the Windows Updates Downloader site recommends you use another program called nLite to actually install the updates. If you have trouble with this please put a note about it in the comments below, for others please also note how you overcome it. It is worth a try, and then you might be able to help others. Note the comments below are moderated.
Hence (due to the above issue some experience) some say it is not a convenience tool. Well it is pretty bare and simple, I grant you that, but it does do the job for me, even though it does require you to do a little more management of it. But for most techs and computer savvy people this will be convenient enough.
Summary of How to Download and Install Windows Updates Manually
So that is how you can get out of trouble when Windows updates won’t install automatically. My issue was to perform a Windows 7 manual update, but as you can see above it also works for many other versions of windows, including Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2000, Office 2003, and even Exchange 2003. This software is very popular and has helped a lot of people over the years (including me!) with well over a million downloads. The above guide shows a few tricks to make using the software easier.
When you install Windows 7 on a new system, you traditionally have to go through a long process of downloading years of updates and constantly rebooting. Not anymore: Microsoftnow offers a “Windows 7 SP1 Convenience Rollup” that essentially functions as Windows 7 Service Pack 2. With a single download, you can install the hundreds of updates at once. But there’s a catch.
This update package, which combines updates dating all the way back to February 2011, isn’t being made available in Windows Update. If you’re installing a Windows 7 system from scratch, you’ll need to go out of your way to download and install it. If you don’t, Windows Update will download and install the updates one by one–the slower, more tedious way.
Here’s how to download and install the Convenience Rollup so you don’t have to do it the hard way.
Step One: Install Service Pack 1, If You Don’t Have It Already
- Install From an Disc or ISO That Contains Service Pack 1: Microsoft offersWindows 7 ISO images for download. These ISO images have Service Pack 1 integrated, so you’ll already have Service Pack 1 after installing from them.
- Download and Install SP1 Separately: If you installed from an older Windows 7 disc without SP1 integrated, you’ll need to install Service Pack 1 afterwards. Launch Windows Update, check for updates, and install the “Service Pack for Microsoft Windows (KB976932)” update to install it. You can also download Service Pack 1 directly from Microsoft and install it without going through Windows Update.
If you’re not sure whether you have Windows 7 Service Pack 1 installed, open the Start menu, type “winver” into the search box, and press Enter. If it says “Service Pack 1” in the window, you have Service Pack 1. If it doesn’t, you need to install Service Pack 1.
Step Two: Find Out Whether You’re Using a 32-bit or 64-bit Version of Windows 7
If you’re not sure whether you’re using a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 7, you’ll need to quickly find out.
Click the “Start” button, right-click “Computer” in the Start menu, and select “Properties.” You’ll see this information displayed to the right of “System type” under the System header.
Step Three: Download and Install the April 2015 “Servicing Stack” Update
You can’t simply install the Convenience Rollup after installing Service Pack 1. You have to first install the April 2015 Servicing Stack Update first. Don’t ask us why; ask Microsoft.
Head to the April 2016 Servicing Stack Update download page and scroll down to the download links. Click the appropriate link to download the update for either an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit version) of Windows 7.
Click the “Download” link on the next page to download the file, and then double-click the downloaded update file to install it.
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Step Four: Download and Install the Windows 7 SP1 Convenience Rollup
You can download the Windows 7 SP1 Convenience Rollup from Microsoft’s Update Catalog website.
Unfortunately, this website requires ActiveX, which means it only works in Internet Explorer–you can’t use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or even Microsoft Edge on a Windows 10 PC.
After opening the site in Internet Explorer, click the yellow information bar and select “Install This Add-on For All Users on This Computer.” You’ll have to agree to a User Account Control pop-up after installing the ActiveX control.
You’ll see several update packages available for download:
- Update for Windows 7 (KB3125574): Download this if you’re using a 32-bit version of Windows 7.
- Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition (KB3125574): Download this if you’re using a 64-bit version of Windows Server 2008 R2.
- Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3125574): Download this if you’re using a 64-bit version of Windows 7.
To download the correct update for your system for your system, click the “Add” button to the right of it on the page.
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After you do, click the “View Basket” link at the top right corner of the page.
Click the “Download” button here to download the update–or updates–you’ve selected.
You’ll need to select a download location for the update. For example, you could select your Downloads folder or Desktop.
Click the “Browse” button, select a folder, and then click “Continue.”
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The update will begin downloading, so wait until it does. Depending on the update you selected, the download is between 300MB and 500MB in total.
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When it’s downloaded, you can open the folder you downloaded the update to and double-click it to run it and update your Windows 7 system.
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You can also copy this update file to a USB drive or network location and run it on additional Windows 7 PCs, quickly updating them as long as they already have Service Pack 1 installed.
This update package only installs all the updates released after Service Pack 1 and before May 16, 2016. Future updates won’t be added to it. If you’re downloading this package after that date, you’ll need to install the Convenience Rollup, then launch Windows Update to install any updates released after this package.
Going forward, Microsoft will offer a single large update once a month with bug and stability fixes. It will also offer smaller updates for security problems, as usual. This should result in less updates to install after you’ve installed the large Convenience Rollup package.