Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
  1.    12 Dec 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 436
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Windows Update MiniTool


    Quote Originally Posted by DoItJust View Post
    You can use this tool Windows update minitool , Windows Update MiniTool Download
    I just tried this and it found several drivers that needed updates. As I precaution I manually checked a couple of devices in Device Manager, and sure enough they updated.

    This tool is either awesome, or is going to cause problems: do others use it?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    12 Dec 2015 #2

    Quote Originally Posted by nigelmercier View Post
    I just tried this and it found several drivers that needed updates. As I precaution I manually checked a couple of devices in Device Manager, and sure enough they updated.

    This tool is either awesome, or is going to cause problems: do others use it?
    I tried it yesterday, and got a bunch of Japanese updates....no idea why and none of those listed in windows update that are ready to install.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    12 Dec 2015 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Stockport UK
    Posts : 2,967
    Wndows 10 x64 Home version 1709

    I spotted that the other day but decided to put my sensible head on and didn't download it.

    Personally I can do without 3rd party software that decides to download Windows updates. Could be downloading all sorts of crap.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    12 Dec 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 436
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    I agree that caution is needed, but you can tell it to just look without installing, and then choose what you want.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    13 Dec 2015 #5
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,357
    Mac OS Sierra

    That tool is a known trouble maker. The so called updates are usually not needed and you end up opening yourself to malware. Only use Windows update to handle the drivers, or check the manufacturer website.

    Drivers should not update, unless there was some change done by the manufacturer. The only tool that is trustworthy is Secunia's PSI (Personal Software Inspector) downloaded from Secunia.com or majorgeeks.com. Free security software - Secunia Personal Software Inspector

    If you are wanting a trustworthy software repository, Majorgeeks.com is the only place to know that you are not getting possible infected software.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    13 Dec 2015 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 138
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit BETA

    Quote Originally Posted by DooGie View Post
    I spotted that the other day but decided to put my sensible head on and didn't download it.

    Personally I can do without 3rd party software that decides to download Windows updates. Could be downloading all sorts of crap.
    This tool is using the windows update service to find updates, only addition is it gives you control over the update process.
    There is a long thread at MDL re. this
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    13 Dec 2015 #7
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 436
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    The MDL thread seems mostly about it being a virus (it isn't), but I don't use that site so I can't see all the posts.

    Windows Update MiniTool
    Last edited by nigelmercier; 13 Dec 2015 at 02:55.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    13 Dec 2015 #8
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 138
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit BETA

    Quote Originally Posted by nigelmercier View Post
    The MDL thread seems mostly about it being a virus (it isn't), but I don't use that site so I can't see all the posts.

    Windows Update MiniTool
    There was some confusion in the beginning when people mixed up the download site (which gave warnings in some AV-progs) with the tool itself. It was all cleared up as you can see if you read the thread to the end.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  9.    14 Dec 2015 #9
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 115
    Windows 10

    My problem with the tool is that, every time I try to install it, I get the Russian version rather than the English version.

    Any suggestions?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  10.    14 Dec 2015 #10
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 138
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit BETA

    Quote Originally Posted by gpstoloff View Post
    My problem with the tool is that, every time I try to install it, I get the Russian version rather than the English version.

    Any suggestions?
    You should download the english version of the wumt_lang.ini file and put it in the same dir as the executable.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Windows 10 Fall Update Fails via Windows Update & Media Creation tool
When the Windows 10 Fall update (threshold 2) was released several days ago I tried updating via Windows update; it failed to install the update several times. Yesterday it started saying that my computer was up to date and I know threshold 2 has...
Windows Updates and Activation
Windows Update Issues - Auto Driver Update & Update Freezes
First issue is that I need to use a specific older driver for my AMD graphics card and windows 10 continues to update the driver automatically and causes my system to crash. I've gone through {Control Panel-Devices & printers}, selected my machine,...
Drivers and Hardware
Solved MiniTool Power Data Recovery to the rescue!!!
Just sharing this. I made another boo-boo today and deleted 500GB worth of media files (just movies and music). Don't ask me how because that's something nobody wants to do. :) I don't keep a backup of these files. For me these are disposable...
Software and Apps
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:58.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums