How to download a Windows update manually

Applies to: Windows XPWindows 7Windows Vista

Windows Update can help you download updates. But if you want to manually download a certain program in the Windows Update list, such as a Service Pack or a specific security update, follow these steps.

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All downloaders are located in the Microsoft Download Center. You can complete the download process through these steps.

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If you wish to download a specific Hotfix, you may simply open the IE browser and input the number of the hotfix you wish to download into the Address bar, then click the View and request hotfix downloads link. Check the hotfix you wish to download; type your e-mail address and other details for verification, and then click on the Request hotfix button. The system will reply you with an e-mail, which contains the link to download this hotfix.

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