If you're using a Pirate Of The Caribbean copy of Windows on your PC (you know what I mean), you ought to know that updating Windows using the Automatic Update function is a big NO-NO. If you're lucky, the update process will fail but if you're really unlucky, your PC will display the annoying Windows Genuine Advantage reminder permanently on your taskbar.
So how do you get the latest updates for your PC so that it won't become an easy target for hackers, spyware and viruses? Afraid not, you can now update your Windows 98, 2000, XP and Server 2003 OS through the back door using Offline Update 6.0. Offline Update will automatically download and install the latest update, patch and service pack for your Windows installation and you can also choose to download the update into a thumbdrive or create an ISO image.
Offline Update is a software program that can be used to download all available updates for various Microsoft operating systems and Office suites. New features of version 6 are the option to download all available updates running Linux which might come in handy for some system administrators who work with Linux and Windows computer systems.
The portable software program will display a list of supported operating systems (Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008) and dozens of supported languages.
A second tab contains the same options for Microsoft’s Office suites (Office 2000, Office XP, Office 2003 and Office 2007). Below that selection are several additional options that include the following:
- Excluding Service Packs
- Verifying downloads
- Including the .net Framework 3.5 SP1
- ISO image creation per selected product and language or per selected language
- Copying updates to USB
Download Offline Update direct from here or checkout the original German website for the latest update.