Critical Software Updates
Microsoft Windows Updates
Opera Browser
Alternative Browsers
Sun Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE)
Symantec Product Updates
McAfee Product Updates/Patches
Popular Applications
General Updates
DLL's, Drivers, & Related
Microsoft Windows Updates


Windows Update
(All Versions - auto-detect & online install - requires IE 4.x/5.x)
Windows Update Catalog
(manual install)
Windows Software Update Services
(All Versions - auto-detect & online install)
Windows 95 Updates
(manual install)
Windows 98 Updates
(manual install)
Windows Me Updates
(auto-detect & online install)
Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Updates
(manual install)
Windows NT 4.0 Server Updates
(manual install)
Windows NT 4.0 Hotfixes
(manual install)
Windows 2000 Updates
(manual install)
Windows 2000 Software Update Services
(manual install)
Windows XP Home Downloads
(auto install)
Windows XP Professional Downloads
(auto install)
Windows XP SP2
(auto install)

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer (home page)
Internet Explorer/Outlook Express Updates

Internet Explorer (Old)

Old IE Versions (1)
Old IE Versions (2)


Microsoft Office Home
Microsoft Office Downloads
Microsoft Office Updates - Download Center
Microsoft Office Updates - Product Updates
(auto-detect & online install - requires IE 4.x/5.x)

General Updates

Microsoft Download Center
Microsoft Service Packs & Service Releases
Microsoft TechNet - Security Bulletins

Other Downloads

Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC)
Microsoft DCOM
Microsoft Java VM (Virtual Machine)
Microsoft NetMeeting
Microsoft .NET Messenger Service
Microsoft Passport Browser Security Check
Microsoft Security Tools Download
Microsoft Windows Media
Microsoft Windows Media 8 Codecs
Microsoft Windows Media 9 Codecs
Microsoft Windows Scripting
Microsoft Personal Security Advisor
Microsoft Security Tool Kit
Microsoft Security Tools & Checklists
Windows Installer 2.0 (Windows 9x/Me)
Windows Installer 2.0 (Windows NT4 4/2K)

3rd Party References

AutoPatcher XP & 2000
ActiveWin - Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary List
AXCEL216's Max Speed Free Software Essentials
ERPMan's Internet Explorer & Windows Media Player Updates Page
Major Microsoft Updates
Microsoft TechNet - Security Bulletin Searches By Product - Anthology of Microsoft Greatest Hits
TechSpot - OS Updates
UNOFFICIAL Windows 98 Second Edition Service Pack
UNOFFICIAL Windows ME Service Pack
University of Cambridge - Patches & Hotfixes
Mozilla Browser
Mozilla Extension Room
Mozilla Firefox Browser
Mozilla Firefox Browser Extensions (
Mozilla Thunderbird Email
Netscape Browser
Netscape Security Center
Netscape Security Notes
XUL Apps for Mozilla
Opera Browser

Alternative Browsers
Alternative Web Browsers Free!
Avant Browser Free!
Browser Archive Free!
Crazy Browser Free!
Ghostzilla Free!
IceWarp Explorer Free!
MyIE2 Free!
Slim Browser Free!
Sun Java2 Standard Edition (J2SE)
Symantec Product Updates
Downloads & Updates
2004 Activation Fix
McAfee Product Updates/Patches
Popular Applications
Adobe Acrobat Reader
AOL Instant Messenger
Apple Quicktime
Download Managers/Assistants
Macromedia Flash & Shockwave
Nullsoft WinAmp
P2P/Filesharing Apps
Qualcomm Eudora Legacy Archive
RealPlayer & RealOne
Yahoo Messenger
General Updates
BigFix - CatchUp/
PC Pitstop
DLL's, Drivers, & Related
DLLs, Drivers, & DOS
DLL World
Driver Guide
Drivers Collection
Drivers Headquearters
Microsoft - DLL Help Database
Station Drivers
SureCool - DLLs
The DLL Archive
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