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Portable Update 2.5.1      

Size:   209.4KB

License:   FREEWARE

Publisher:  Publisher | Listed Programs

Release Date:   2016-07-19

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OS:  Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/2008/8x/2012/10 (32-Bit/64-Bit)

Downloads:   6382

Popularity:   Popularity:0/10


USER RATING

3.50

(6 Votes)

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 Reviewed on July 31, 2015

Under "normal" circumstances, people update their Windows systems via the Internet. However, there are some situations when this is not feasible. For example, you may have a very slow Internet connection or no Internet access at all. You may also want to perform a complete update on a freshly formatted computer. These are just a few examples of instances when Portable Update comes in handy. The lightweight application is compatible with all versions of Windows from XP SP3, including the latest Windows 10.

Using Portable Update

Portable Update, as its name indicates, does not need installation. You only need to save its files on a selected folder from where you run the executable file. We preferred saving and running it from an external storage medium like a USB flash drive to enable us to use it on multiple and standalone computers. Another advantage of such a portable application is that it does not leave any traces in the Windows registry, which tend to cause PC errors.

The multi-tabbed graphical user interface is easy to use even if it is not one of the most aesthetically appealing interfaces. The tabs allowed us to perform various tasks, such as viewing the history list of Windows updates, selecting the items we wanted to download and using the search function. Clicking an item in the History tab gave us more information about it.

The Download tab allowed us to download even the updates that our system already had for later use. The downloaded updates were saved in the Cache folder. This is the folder the program searches first when updating a computer before attempting to connect to the Internet.

The program gave us many details, including the serial number of the operating system, architecture type, program's path, search criteria, syncro agent, cache elements, scan cab file date, log details and system online status.

Please note that you need to use the free offline Windows updater on a computer with a fast Internet connection to download the required elements. Once you have selected the elements you want to download, click the Start button on the upper right corner of the program window.

The tools download status showed us different tools, their names, URLs, dates, remote sizes and percentage of completed download. During the initial launch, some tools were displayed in red, and we had to download and install them for the program to work.

Depending on the tab we clicked, such as History or Services, the application displayed relevant details on the lower part of its interface. We could view the program's version, number of rows, whether it was online or not and whether it was ready to perform desired tasks.

Conclusion

Portable Update performs the same function as Windows Server Update Services, except that you do not have to be connected to the Internet to update computers. You only need to be online to download and save the updates to your desired destination and then use them later without an Internet connection. Please ensure your selected destination or storage device has plenty of space.

Software Product Description

A free tool to update a Windows computer.

USER REVIEWS

"Very very slooowww..."

Reviewer: -Nick

Review Date: 2016-05-13

Pros: It was easy to use.

Cons: It was very very slow when I tried to search for Windows Vista files. I left it running for about two hours and it was still searching when I decided stop.

Other Thoughts: I like the simplicity of the program because it's very user friendly. The only problem that I encountered is the search process, which I hope they fix in the next version. It was just too slow and forced me to use another program. Aside from that I couldn't test it any further, so I can't review on the install process.

3.50

Average Rating

(6 Votes)

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