Something else WSUS Offline Update can do is write the update package to an ISO image which can be burned to CD/DVD/Blu-ray.
Great for older systems or if you don’t have the right sized USB flash drive handy.
WSUS Offline Update can update any Windows revision and doesn’t rely on it having the latest Service Pack installed.
This can be a great help as lots of computers still don’t have XP Service Pack 3 or Vista Service Pack 2 installed which makes Autopatcher unusable until they’re updated.
This is an essential tool to save serious amounts of time and effort. WSUS Offline Update Formally called c’t Update, WSUS Offline Update is another tool that can update a number of Windows operating systems to the latest patches, and also keep nearly all versions of Microsoft Office up to date too.
Although like Autopatcher in a lot of ways, there’s also some differences.
A newsgroup customer recently asked us how to synchronize his Offline Files with a server after the server had been renamed.
You don’t need a clean install either, even the latest up to date Windows can still install any other add ons or extras that aren’t currently installed.
Critical or important patches will be ticked already, those in blue are currently installed on your system and don’t need selecting unless there is a specific need to do so.
Click the button and then wait for Auto Patcher to install all the updates you have selected.
Once completed, you can then take the disc or drive to another computer and run Update to popup the installer window. NET Frameworks, Power Shell and Media Player will be greyed out depending on whether you have the option already installed or if operating system supports it.
The “Automatic reboot and recall” option is a potential big time saver if you want the updates to be installed unattended.