Download Windows Update - Best Software & Apps

  • Windows XP Service Pack 3

    (SP3)

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    Windows

    The latest major update for Windows XP

    7
    2353 votes
    • PROS: Includes new Management Console, Improves Wifi security
    • CONS: No major usability improvements
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1

    (SP1)

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    Windows

    The first big system update for Windows 7

    6
    412 votes
    • PROS: Improvements in security and stability, New RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory features
    • CONS: Some features are not really visible to the user
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1

    (SP1) 64-bit

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    Windows

    The first big system update for Windows 7

    7
    301 votes
    • PROS: Improvements in security and stability, New RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory features
    • CONS: Some features are not really visible to the user
  • Windows Updates Downloader

    2.50.1002

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    Windows

    Gain Greater Control Over Your Windows Updates For Free

    7
    81 votes
    • PROS: See updates as an update list and choose the ones you want, It doesn't force you to use it exclusively for your Windows update downloads,
    • CONS: Support for the program seems to have died off after Windows 7, Not recommended for people who do not fully understand Windows updates, You have to use other tools to install the updates you downloaded,
  • Windows 8.1 August Update

    (Update 2) KB2919355

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    Windows

    Update 2 to Windows 8.1? It's called the August update

    8
    7 votes
    • PROS: Bug fixes, Minor improvements to the OS
    • CONS: Nothing revolutionary
  • Allmyapps

    1.5.0.2

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    Windows

    A Windows app manager

    7
    178 votes
    • PROS: Save all your apps to the cloud, Search for and locate new apps, Update new apps directly from your desktop
    • CONS: Occasionally crashes
  • Driver Doctor

    6.0.0.17181

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    Windows

    Driver Doctor can helps to download and update drivers for Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8,1 and Windows 10.

    6
    9 votes
  • Office XP Service Pack

    3 (SP-3)

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    Windows

    All Windows XP Updates and Hotfixes Bundled Together

    7
    51 votes
    • PROS: Makes it extremely easy to update your XP system, Multiple new fixes
    • CONS: Doesn’t improve or change the visual interface, Installation without CD ROM could be cumbersome
  • DriverFinder

    3.6.0

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    Platform
    Windows

    Update your PC with the latest Windows drivers

    5
    118 votes
    • PROS: Keeps drivers up to date, Installs drivers, Automatically detects your PC brand, Easy to use
    • CONS: May not always be able to detect drivers for certain components, Requires upgrade to full version to install drivers
  • Windows 10 Creators Update

    1.0

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    Windows

    Free update to Windows 10

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    • PROS: Welcome fine tuning to the amount of telemetry data sent, Lots of little tweaks and quality of life upgrades
    • CONS: No major new features included, You still cannot turn off telemetry data completely
  • Windows 8.1 August Update

    (Update 2) KB2975719 (64 bit)

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    Platform
    Windows

    Update 2 to Windows 8.1? It's called the August update

    7
    3 votes
    • PROS: Bug fixes, Minor improvements to the OS
    • CONS: Nothing revolutionary
  • RSSOwl

    2.2

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    Windows
    Mac

    Cross-platform Java/RSS/RDF newsreader

    9
    13 votes
    • PROS: Allows offline reading, Multi-tabbed browsing, Update manager, Windows 7 compatible
    • CONS: Doesn't allow sharing of feeds, No way to star or mark feeds
  • WinTumblr

    1.6

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    Platform
    Windows

    Update all your Tumblr accounts straight from your desktop

    0
    1 vote
    • PROS: Option to close windows after posting, Small, inconspicuous interface, All Tumblr post options available on your desktop , Update multiple Tumblr accounts at a time
    • CONS: No option to disable auto-post to Twitter, No ability to read your dashboard or messages, No option to add tags