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Windows 7: How to backup updates?

19 Feb 2011   #1
bhavirisetty

windows 7 professional x86
 
 
How to backup updates?

Hello,

Please tell me how to backup all updates which are already installed in my OS?

My OS is windows 7 professional x86..

And how can i restore it?


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19 Feb 2011   #2
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Take a look this thread. It may helps you
How to backup windows update
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20 Feb 2011   #3
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Keep in mind that if you download the updates from the update catalog you will likely end up installing them one by one and rebooting almost every time. A painfully slow process. Downloading SP1 would be a big step in the right direction if you don't have an integrated install disk. That would save you some time on windows update. I also like to download the latest DirectX full version, Silverlight (if you use it), IE 9, Dot Net Framework 4, etc, and save them to a thumbdrive. Microsoft Security Essentials too if you use it.
Another option would be to install Windows, all your drivers, and then hit windows update. Then when its fully patched, save an image of your hard drive with something like Acronis True Image. Then the next time you have to do a re-install just restore the image.
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20 Feb 2011   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Instead of backing up the updates, you should consider creating an image of your machine that you could use to restore. This will save you lots of work.
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20 Feb 2011   #5
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Yep...knowing that there's near hundred updates by now....You might like better downloading the SP1 stand-alone installer in two days.
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20 Feb 2011   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The average joe is not going to have a new standalone installer in 2 days. They are going to have the service pack itself. I guess they can slipstream the SP into the ISO themselves.
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21 Feb 2011   #7
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Its nice having an integrated SP1 DVD but its not the end of the world if you don't. Installing the standalone full version after a clean install only takes a little more of your time. To me "stand alone full installer" means the full separate down loadable version of just SP1. All the files are there to install SP1 offline with no need for an Internet connection.
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22 Feb 2011   #8
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I would suggest following pparks1's advice. If you, for some reason, don't want to download updates, then a system image is your best bet.
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23 Feb 2011   #9
bhavirisetty

windows 7 professional x86
 
 
Hello

I dont want any alternative way,
I want download updates which are already installed in my system.

Please suggest me
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23 Feb 2011   #10
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bhavirisetty View Post
I dont want any alternative way,
You already have been suggested the way, using the Download Catalog. However, others have warned you that there are far better methods, and using updates from the Catalog will take MUCH longer than just getting them from Windows Update or using an SP1 installer.

Is your internet connection slow? Is that why you refuse to use better methods? What are you trying to accomplish by making all of this extra work for yourself?
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