Updating xp without an internet connection
Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers. NET framework 3.5 on a couple of machines that do not have internet access. Edit: I would present screenshots but I cannot upload anything from here and the shots would be in german.If I install the "no internet access"-package it still wants to download something. So I present only the text translated back to english...And don't forget to read the FAQs (English/German)!One thing that Windows has got better at over the years is offering more driver support out of the box and installing compatible drivers for many components in a system without having to go online.If you have no wired or wireless network driver installed, you have no internet connection.And if you have no internet connection you can’t go online, install other drivers from Windows Update, use any driver scanning software to download drivers automatically, and you can’t download drivers from a manufacturer’s website.
There is a driver though which is one of the most important of all, and that is the network adapter driver.
Installing the "full redistributable package": At the bottom of the license agreement page it display this text: Size of download file: 67 MB Appoximate download time: 2h 44min (56KBit/s) 18min (512KBit/s) It shows the text even if I installed Windows Installer 3.1.
After agreeing it displays the "Download and Installation Status"-Dialog with a progress bar labeled "Download:" and Status: Connection to server attempted (try X of 5).
3DP Net also includes a driver backup and restore option for any driver on your system, not just network related drivers. The result is a program that’s small, fast and supposedly has one of the most accurate driver detection algorithms around.
It relies on Driver packs similar to those found at although a driver pack downloading tool is included which uses Bittorrent to download the archives seamlessly in the background.
3DP Net is loosely based on Driver packs so the around 100MB executable file you download needs to be extracted first before the detection and updating program can run.