How can I access the Windows Update Catalog for Windows XP and Windows .NET Server?

A. Windows Update contains patches and upgrades for XP and .NET Server; however, you can't save these fixes to a local machine. To save the patches and upgrades locally, you must use the corporate Windows Update Catalog, which lets you store fixes locally for subsequent installation. To access this catalog, perform the following steps:

  1. Go to the general Windows Update Web site.
  2. Under Other Options, select Personalize Windows Update.
  3. Select the "Display the link to the Windows Update Catalog under See Also" option.
  4. Click Save Settings.
  5. Under See Also, you will now have Windows Update Catalog.

You can also access the corporate Windows Update Catalog directly at this Microsoft Web site. After you access the catalog, you can add several fixes to your "basket" that Windows Update will download to your machine.

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