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Windows 7: Updated DVD


18 Feb 2012   #1

Win7 64bit
 
 
Updated DVD

Hi Everyone,
My copy of Windows 7 is about 12 months old now Im wondering
whether I can buy an upto date dvd from microsoft rather than
installing updates.
Only I,ve had a couple of installs where I,ve not installed the
download prep file and I,ve got caught in a loop with a update
failure.
Just thought maybe an updated dvd would help some.

Thankyou for any advice.


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18 Feb 2012   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Do you currently have Service Pack 1 installed?

It is a bunch of updates and improvements, many of them related to security.

You can download it and install it at no charge.

Do you regularly visit "Windows Update"? You should if you don't.
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18 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

What exactly are you trying to do ? If you did get a new dvd you would have to reinstall. The answer would be yes ( service pack 1 ) but your gonna pay for it.

If it`s a single update that`s causing you a problem just uncheck and hide it. The only reason you should have an update failure is if you are trying to install a driver that is older then the one you currently have.
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18 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

As far as I know, the most complete installer available at the moment includes SP1 (Service Pack 1). SP1 was released about a year ago. If you don't have a Windows 7 DVD with SP1 included, it's be worthwhile to acquire one.

Other than that, I've seen compilations of the security updates available for download:

Security updates are available on ISO-9660 DVD5 image files from the Microsoft Download Center

Experts can integrate all sorts of stuff (RAID drivers, etc.) into a custom Windows installations disk. Unfortunately, I'm not one of those experts.
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18 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
If it`s a single update that`s causing you a problem just This is an excellent site I love it uncheck and hide it.
Cannot say about the Op but I am having this exact problem. How can I hide a single update (sorry for the dumb question, but I am very new to the OS )?
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18 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Uncheck the update, right click on it then click hide update. Sometimes the same update will pop up a few times b4 it will stay hidden. For example I hide the internet explorer 9 update. I just don`t want it yet.

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