VB.Net interface Win Update

February 2, 2010 at 10:51:38
Specs: Windows XP, 2ghz
I am writing an application that installs windows updates from a CD and would like to call the windows update application to do the install. Is there a way to do this?

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February 3, 2010 at 05:45:26
How are the updates stored? If they're in .MSI files, you should be able to go though the Windows Installer. If they're executable files, just start them.

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February 3, 2010 at 06:19:23
Thanks; I understand by starting the executables and using windows installer to sto install the .MSI files but what i am trying to eleviate is the need for parameters as follows:

start WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe /quiet /passive

depending on the update different switches must be used.

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