Windows 10: Windows Update MiniTool

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  1.    12 Dec 2015 #1

    Windows Update MiniTool


    DoItJust said: 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?
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  2.    12 Dec 2015 #2

    nigelmercier said: 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.
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  3. Posts : 2,313
    Wndows 10 x64 Home version 1703
       12 Dec 2015 #3

    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.
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  4.    12 Dec 2015 #4

    I agree that caution is needed, but you can tell it to just look without installing, and then choose what you want.
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    Mac OS Sierra
       13 Dec 2015 #5

    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.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit BETA
       13 Dec 2015 #6

    DooGie said: 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
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  7.    13 Dec 2015 #7

    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.
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  8. Posts : 138
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit BETA
       13 Dec 2015 #8

    nigelmercier said: 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.
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  9.    14 Dec 2015 #9

    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?
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  10. Posts : 138
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit BETA
       14 Dec 2015 #10

    gpstoloff said: 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.
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