Friday, March 02, 2007

VISTA: Install Multiple Updates at Once

I just got a free copy of Windows Vista. But I installed it on a computer without internet access. So to install updates I have to DL them manually.

I just discovered that you can type execute multiple updates at once. Create a and execute a batch file (text file named .bat) containing something like the following:
Windows6.0-KB929451-x86.msu /quiet /norestart
Windows6.0-KB929735-x86.msu /quiet /norestart

/quiet makes it so the update requires no user interaction
/norestart makes it so it won't keep prompting you to restart the machine
Don't forget to restart when you're done.

As of March 7, I uninstalled vista. I couldn't take it. I couldn't even make it one week. Wait for SP1.