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pointing XP to a local machine for updates

Q: pointing XP to a local machine for updates

I run a small stand-alone network that has no connectivity to the internet. I currently download Microsoft updates and antivirus dats from an internet connected pc, burn them to a cd then copy them to one of the computers on the stand-alone network. I then "pull" the updates manually from each machine on the stand-alone network.

Is there a way to configure these XP boxes to look to a certain local location for updates?

Any help would be appreciated.


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A: pointing XP to a local machine for updates

I think the "Automatic Updates" feature that's part of the OS is configured to only connect to Microsoft servers; I can't see there being a way to change this.
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A:Dual NIC Win 7 Machine - Can I Create 2 Diff. Networks?

Yes, it's doable. The layout (wiring) can be two variation:


modem == router----pc----NAS/hd's
+------- other devices

modem == router1---- pc
+---- router2 --- other devices

Whether wired or wifi connected, the controls are similar - - which layout to you favor?
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Well this is kind of interesting. You can in fact use a domain laptop away from the local network as long as you have logged into int once on the domain so it can cache your password for future log ins. Now comes to the more difficult part of your question's. Accessing files remotely while not online, you can set up what is called offline files. Offline files will give you acess to your files away from domain network. So if you choose to do offline files any changes made to the file while away from the domain controller where you shares are set up will have to be synced once back on the domain network. So if you make changes to lets say docA while off domain network, once you get back to domain network you will have to sync offline files to the server to update any changes you have made. This set up would not require offsite network but can bring problems when syncing once you reconnect on domain. But now lets say you have the same shares and now you have multiple individials with the same access to the shares. Say you make changes to docA and the other person makes changes to docA while offiste. Once you both reconnect and sync to server you could have issues with data such as duplicate information or doc merging. VPN would be the best option for sure....
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A:Could not start print spooler service on local computer error 1068

On Win/7 the dependencies are


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A:Local Area Connection

Hmm why the splitter BEFORE the router - - that's not the correct way to add a second router

isp==primary router --- existing PC
to add a second router:

isp==primary router --- existing PC
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Somehow I think you have more installed than Windows and updates. Internet Explorer, Bing Bar, and Bing Desktop are the only updates I have hidden. All other Windows Updates have been installed. I wouldn't put all the blame on WIndows, if you have an install using 60GB.

​Anyone with more than 8GB memory and still has Pagefile and Hibernation, by default has more than 16GB used by these two files alone. I recommend using them only if needed. I personally don't need them and have removed them both.

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A:Machine only powers up the first time

Three times actually.

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A:Need to modify my existing machine

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A:Building a new machine starting with case

Whoa a Pentium 4:

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A:Testing my new machine

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A:Building a new machine - Compatibility

Yes it does. It supports MicroATX through SSI EEB.

Good build. I recommend you wait till September 25th for the GPUs since AMD is set to unveil something new. Or if you want, just get the 7970 and wait for the new GPUs to release. Just remember, dont waste your money on watercooling if you have just 1 GPU.
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A:Local Access Only With Wireless Using Windows Vista

Go to the Device Mgr, expand Network Adapters and look for yellow or red flags. It's most likely that the driver is missing or needs to be updated.

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Likely you have an IP address conflict - - two machines with the same address.
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the other user's job only goes into the print queue and he has to disconnect from the VPN and then it prints.Click to expand...

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Hmm; for the External DNS accessible to the web

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You could try going into disk management and deleting F: drive, while the External HDD is unplugged, then try reconnecting - OS might have just assigned the drive incorrectly?
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A:Gaming machine help

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Thanking in anticipation


A:I'm planning to build a bare minimum gaming machine

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Definitely get the 64 bit OS, especially as they're the same price.
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A:Static in PC sound, only when performing local network downloads

Did you uninstall your old sound drivers? Are you using ASIO drivers? Im assuming the M-Audio card already has ASIO built-in? Do you get the pop/static when using the onboard sound? You should stick to XP for music production. Even a dual boot WIN 7/XP setup. Im into music production as well and all of my problems stopped when I ran everything on XP. You can try using virtual XP on Win 7 and see if it helps anything. What DAW are you using?
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Open device manager. Uninstall those device with ? on them. Reinstall drivers for your network adapter.

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A:New slow machine!

It probably was a gaming machine a few years ago, but its not going to be playing current games well. Still should be more than adequate for everything else though.

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A:Compatibility check on new gaming machine -- first PC build

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A:External hard drive stopped working, only shows up as Local Disk -- won't open

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If you do not have an image burner use this free software to make the CD.




Seagate, Maxtor & Quantum:

Western Digital:


Toshiba Fujitsu:

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A:Building a new desktop machine, advice welcome

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How much rendering will you be doing?
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A:New gaming machine smart at this time?

Looks fine. You've obviously looked at a build with a degree of futureproofing (as much as there can be) in mind and some solid choices in build quality/warranty/longevity/expandibility.
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A:Local Area Connection

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berkeleygh said:

Running XP on 2 computers. Have them connected by a router. I set the router IP to Everything connects great! When I connect to a wireless network, it all connects, but doesn't work ("connection timed out" or "Page not found" errors. The wire connection shows an IP of to expand...

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paydrom said:

Can someone help me. when i start my cpu loud noise after starting up.The monitor screen is still blank , I have to manually shut it off and on more then once until i get a screen F10 boot or F2 bio even , after i reboot it gives me a blank Can anybody help me .Click to expand...

You would have to submit more info.
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Give us more info so we may be able to help you.
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