Distribute updates

  1.    13 Apr 2016 #1

    Distribute updates

    Have a computer with three hard drives installed,all running Windows10 Pro. All the drives are controlled with a shutoff switch. So at any time you can chose a different drive to run, for example Husband,Wife,Son have there own drive. If husband does a windows update,is there a way to put the updates on other two drives without downloading the updates? Metered connection so data usage is very important to me. Can a file or folder be copied between the computer for updates?
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  2.    14 Apr 2016 #2

    Interesting scenario. Normally people would use separate user accounts as you know.

    Win 10 can distribute updates across a network, but you haven't got one.

    Assuming you mean Win 10 is separately installed on each individual drive, the only way you could possibly only download updates once would be to stop all three updating themselves, somehow keep track of updates being released, manually download them and manually apply them to each individual installation.

    If you wanted to try that, I would admire your determination, but perhaps not your decision.
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  3.    14 Apr 2016 #3

    Thanks dalchina
    Would all updates be in the software distribution folder,is there a way to auto apply all after they are in the folder?.
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  4.    14 Apr 2016 #4

    Not that I know of.. sorry. If you were to maintain three identical Windows installations, you could 'simply' copy the whole installation from one to another - if you really thought it was worth the time.

    But I guess they are not identical, with 3 different users wanting things personalised.

    Bear in mind that for Win 10, there are
    - windows updates
    - driver updates
    - universal app updates
    - and other things like maybe Java, flash player

    Not to mention routine program updates.
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