How to Directly Download Updates From Window Update Catalog Using Chrome and Firefox

If you’re looking for a way to directly download the update from WU Catalog using any web browser, then you’ll definitely find this tutorial useful.

To download updates from Windows Update catalog the two must have requirements were Internet Explorer and ActiveX control. Without these two things, it is impossible to grab the update.

In this article, you’re going to read about a trick shared by InfoWorld using which you can instantly launch the direct link to download Windows Update. The good thing about this trick is that you can use any browser.

In this trick, we’re going to use the Windows Update catalog RSS feed URL which is listed below:

http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Rss.aspx?q=KBnnnnnn

To download a particular update, you need to replace “KBnnnnnn” in the above URL, with the exact Update ID. For example, if you want to download KB3176934 update, then updated URL will look something like:

http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Rss.aspx?q=KB3176934

Now if you launch the above URL using Firefox, then you will find a nicely formatted XML feed which looks like the following screenshot.

How to Directly Download Updates From WU Catalog Using Firefox

In case, you launch the URL using Chrome, then you will see the XML Raw markup like below screenshot.

How to Directly Download Updates From WU Catalog Using Any Browser

Simply copy the hyperlink for the update. Make sure to select the right URL depending on the OS version. For example, if you’re running x64, then download the update link for 64-bit, and x86 for the 32-bit version.

Now paste the URL into the address bar of the browser and it will launch the Window Update catalog page for your selected update.

How to Directly Download Updates From WU Catalog Using Any Browser

Similarly, if you’re looking for update for a specific Windows Operating System, let’s say Windows 10, then you need to use syntax mention below:

http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Rss.aspx?q=Windows+10

Don’t forget to displace spaces with “+” as mentioned above.

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