I've recently learned of the registry tweak for Windows XP SP3 that allows Windows/Microsoft Update to detect, download, and install POSReady updates.
Since these POSReady updates are still being released (and will be until 2019 I think), I would like to maintain my own offline collection of these updates for batch installation on other Windows XP installations. To be clear, I'm not looking for an update pack to slipstream, I just want to have my own archive of installers for those updates.
So far, I have been able to use the Windows Update MiniTool to select and download the updates I want. I collected these updates into a folder.
Next, I found a batch script (https://www.symantec.com/connect/articl ... ws-updates) that can batch install all updates in an arbitrary folder.
However, this script requires qchain.exe, which I can no longer find on microsoft.com (I tried the link that article, and following it leads to dead links to download qchain.exe).
So, is there another way to obtain qchain.exe OR is there another way to install any/all updates I have in a folder?
Ideally, I would love to get a batch script (or equivalent process) that can:
- Look for all offline update files in a folder
- Determine which ones have already been installed so they can be skipped.
- Install all of the updates in that folder.
- (Best if this script can be used for Windows XP and up (including 7 and later)).
P.S. I know there's WSUS Offline Update, but it no longer runs on Windows XP nor does it support Windows XP anymore. The last version with XP support is 8.9, but it doesn't allow me to select and download those POSReady updates (or any other updates for that matter). It only downloads all updates (w/o POSReady ones).