However, with a custom third party update list it’s still one of the easiest programs to use for downloading updates and hotfixes from Microsoft.1.Download Windows Updates Downloader (version 2.50) and install the program.2. ULZ file with an archiver such as 7-Zip and copy the .
Instead of getting everything through Windows update, a quicker way is installing patches from an offline source such as a USB flash drive or hard drive. A better option is to integrate all the updates into the Windows media so they are installed as part of the original operating system.
Windows XP has a popular tool called n Lite to do this, Vista has its own version called v Lite which doesn’t work too well with Windows 7 Service Pack 1. This means minimal updates are required from the start and Windows doesn’t become bloated with hundreds of separate updates before you even start to use it.
If you don’t have one you can download an official Windows 7 SP1 ISO which can be burned to DVD or written to USB later.2.
Copy the contents of the DVD to a folder on your hard drive.
This increases the download times and the time it takes to integrate the updates, most of which are not needed.
If you use this program, a lot of detective work is required to find out which updates you need and which you don’t.Download the following update list to match your 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7 install media. UL file to the following location: When WUD is run the list should now be present in the drop down.3.The below update lists have been created by and include required patches and hotfixes from Microsoft to the stated date. Open the WUD program, click Change to choose the download folder for the updates and make sure the Update List in the drop down is for Windows 7 SP1 x86 or x64.There is also another program that you can use for downloading updates called Windows Hotfix Downloader.It is recommended by the author of the NTLite tool we are using below because of the lack of official updates for Windows Updates Downloader.An ISO can be extracted with an archiver such as 7-Zip or mounted as a virtual drive and then everything copied to a folder.3.