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Easy Fix - How do I download an update manually

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Scenario Description
I know that Windows Update can easily help me download my updates, but where should I go if I want to manually download certain larger program in the Windows Update list, such as Service Packs or a specific security update?
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In fact, all downloaders are located in the Microsoft Download Center. You can complete download process through the simple steps below.

  1. First, you need to look for the update you want to download manually in Windows Update. Click [Start], [Control Panel], and click [Security Center]; then select [Check for the latest updates from Windows Update] in [Windows Security Center].


  2. This will launch Internet Explorer, and open [Microsoft Update – Windows Internet Explorer] window. Click [Custom] under the [Welcome to Microsoft Update] section. The system will automatically check if there's any update that need to be installed, and display the updates that can be installed onto your computer. Please note the update file number that you need.


  3. Click the Download Center link, type the update number in the [Search] box (e.g. 960714) and then click on the search icon or press the Enter key on your keyboard.




  4. Microsoft Download Center will automatically search for all contents related to the update number you provided. Based on you operating system select the Security Update for Windows XP.




  5. Click [Download] in the download page for KB960714. A window showing [File Download - Security Warning] appears; click [Run] to install the file automatically after downloading.


  1. First, you need to look for the update you want to download manually in Windows Update. Click [Start], [Control Panel], [Security] and click [Security Center]; then click [Windows Update] in [Windows Security Center].


  2. Click [View Available Updates] in the [Windows Update] window. The system will automatically check if there's any update that need to be installed, and display the updates that can be installed onto your computer. Please note the update number that you can download.


  3. Click the Download Center link, type the update number in the [Search] box (e.g. 960714) and then click on the search icon or press the Enter key on your keyboard.




  4. Microsoft Download Center will automatically search for all contents related to the update number you provided. Based on you operating system, select the Security Update for Windows Vista.




  5. Click [Download] in the download page for KB960714. A window showing [File Download] appears, select [Open] to install the file automatically after downloading.



First, you need to look for the update you want to download manually in Windows Update. Click [Start], [Control Panel], [System and Security]; and then click [Windows Update].





In the [Windows Update] window, click either [important updates are available] or [optional updates are available]. The system will automatically check if there's any update that need to be installed, and display the updates that can be installed onto your computer. Please note the update number that you can download.





Click the Download Center link, type the update number in the [Search] box (e.g. 2286198) and then click on the search icon or press the Enter key on your keyboard.





Microsoft Download Center will automatically search for all contents related to the update number you provided. Based on you operating system, select the Security Update for Windows 7.





Click [Download] in the download page for KB2286198. A window showing [File Download] appears, select [Open] to install the file automatically after downloading.








Other relevant information
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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Article ID: 973135 - Last Review: 05/26/2014 11:32:00 - Revision: 3.1

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate

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