Download Microsoft Security Updates in ISO Format

Do you know that when Microsoft releases their monthly Patch Tuesday security updates they also release a download ISO image as well as a tool that can be used by IT department to manually update local systems? Well, yes, they do.

For example, this allows you to download the September 2015 Security Updates in ISO format, and this gets you the August 2015 copy.

September 2015 Security Updates Image

According to Microsoft, these monthly downloadable images are intended for Corporate administrators who:

  • Manage large multinational organizations
  • Must download multiple individual language versions of each security update
  • Do not use an automated solution such as Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

By using the ISO image files, administrators can download multiple updates in all languages at the same time.

What’s even better, this KB913086¬†article lists every single monthly ISO that Microsoft has released with their famous Patch Tuesday security updates back since January 2006. It’s more than 9 years worth of security updates collected in one place.

While these images are intended for corporate admins to use, individuals can also benefit from them. For example, you can use these images to update your freshly installed Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 computers without having to go through the painful Windows Update download and installation process.

I guess I will definitely give it a try next time.

Download The latest security releases ISO images

Note that, these security release ISO images are not bootable. To burn them into a disc, use tools like ImgBurn or ISO Recorder. But if you just want to open and extract the files to your network drive or USB drive, you can simply right-click the ISO file and go to Open With, and Windows Explorer.

Kent Chen

Microsoft MVP, IT Professional, Developer, Geek, and the co-founder of Next of Windows.

Last updated: 06/15/2016

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