Good news for Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Server 2003 and 2008 users. Microsoft has released an updated "Windows Update Agent" for all these OS which brings the new advanced Windows 7's "Windows Update" feature to these older Windows OS.
Following is a preview of Windows 7's "Windows Update" window:
You'll get a similar interface in Windows Vista and Server 2008 after installing this new update but remember Windows 2000, XP and Server 2003 users will not get this new interface, they'll only find some performance improvements as mentioned below.
This updated Windows Update Agent brings following new advanced features:
- Improved scan times for Windows updates
- Improved user interface for Windows Vista-based and Windows Server 2008-based computers that are running Windows Update
- More visible and detailed description of updates
- Improvements in how users are notified about service packs
You can download the new "Windows Update Agent" using following links:
Download Link (32-bit or x86)
Download Link (64-bit or x64)
Download Link (Itanium)