# How to Update Your Windows and Office Offline with AutoPatcher October 2011
If you are looking for a way to install software patches, service packs and other updates for your Windows and Office systems without an internet connection, you might want to try AutoPatcher. AutoPatcher is a free utility that allows you to download all the necessary updates from Microsoft's servers on a different machine or in advance, and then install them offline on your target systems. This can save you time and bandwidth, as well as reduce the exposure of unsecured systems online.
AutoPatcher supports Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 and some server equivalents (Windows 2003 and 2008). It also allows you to install some common additional software, registry settings, and patches for other Microsoft software, notably Microsoft Office. In this article, we will show you how to use AutoPatcher October 2011 to update your Windows 7/Vista/XP/2003/Office systems.
## Step 1: Download AutoPatcher Updater
The first thing you need to do is to download AutoPatcher Updater (APUP) from . APUP is a small program that fetches and accumulates the releases in a local folder. You can run it on any Windows system that has an internet connection.
## Step 2: Select the modules you want to download
After running APUP, you will see a list of modules that are available for download. These modules contain the updates for different Windows and Office versions, as well as some extras and addons. You can select the modules that match your target systems by checking the boxes next to them. For example, if you want to update Windows 7 and Office 2007, you can select the following modules:
- AutoPatcher Engine
- Windows 7 x86
- Office 2007
You can also select other modules that you might need, such as DirectX, .Net Framework, Java, etc.
## Step 3: Download the selected modules
After selecting the modules you want to download, click on the \"Download\" button at the bottom of the APUP window. This will start the download process. You can see the progress and status of each module in the list. The download may take some time depending on your internet speed and the size of the modules.
## Step 4: Copy the downloaded modules to a removable media
Once the download is complete, you can close APUP. You will find all the downloaded modules in a folder named \"APUP\" in the same location where you ran APUP. You can copy this folder to a removable media such as a USB flash drive or an external hard drive. This will allow you to transfer the updates to your target systems.
## Step 5: Run AutoPatcher on your target systems
Now you are ready to update your target systems offline with AutoPatcher. To do this, plug in your removable media that contains the APUP folder to your target system. Then navigate to the APUP folder and run AutoPatcher.exe. This will launch the AutoPatcher program.
## Step 6: Select the updates you want to install
After running AutoPatcher, you will see a list of updates that are available for your target system. These updates are categorized into critical, recommended and optional updates. You can select the updates you want to install by checking the boxes next to them. You can also use the buttons at the bottom of the window to select all or none of the updates.
## Step 7: Install the selected updates
After selecting the updates you want to install, click on the \"Start\" button at the bottom of the AutoPatcher window. This will start the installation process. You can see the progress and status of each update in the list. The installation may take some time depending on your system speed and the number of updates.
## Step 8: Restart your system if required
Some updates may require a restart of your system to complete the installation. If this is the case, AutoPatcher will prompt you to restart your system at the end of the installation process. You can choose to restart now or later.
That's it! You have successfully updated your Windows and Office systems offline with AutoPatcher October 2011. You can repeat this process for any other target systems that need updating. e3ff22d237