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Windows 7: It's too bad this isn't possible...

11 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
It's too bad this isn't possible...

I like Windows 7 64 bit so good... me not interested in Windows 8, or 9, or 10, or... well you know.

Just curious, while thinking of the future, is there any way possible to collect all the Windows 7 updates, patches, and whatnot in some sort of file that can be applied to a Win 7 computer when installed fresh?

I know now it's simple to just allow Windows to update itself... but someday they will want you to buy their latest thang and will quit providing updates for Windows.

I'm already planning on buying at least 2 or 3 OE versions of Win 7 Pro 64 bit to have for future computer builds... so it's be nice to be able to apply updates in the future after MS kills Win 7 like they are about to do to XP.

Any chance of being able to do something like this, you know someday when everyone else is buying
Windows Grand Poo'bah er whatever they decide to name the next version?

Of course, by then I'll prolly be a Linux guy... I'm already wanting to experiement with that...

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11 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

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11 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
 
 

You will still be able to download update for Windows 7 when it is no longer supported. There just would not be any new updates. And by that time you would have most likely moved on already. Besides it is possible. Look up WAIK, Windows Automated Installation Kit.
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11 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
You mean slipstreaming?
Reminds my of back in my younger years when we did acid a few times... slipstreaming!

No, I've never heard of that. Is guess that's a way to save all the Windows updates, right?


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You will still be able to download update for Windows 7 when it is no longer supported. There just would not be any new updates. And by that time you would have most likely moved on already. Besides it is possible. Look up WAIK, Windows Automated Installation Kit.
Yeah, I'll probably be looking at Linux by then. Some these programs and procedures get pretty complexed. I run a business and don't have a bunch of time to stop and learn alot of new stuff.

I'm just enjoying the speed and stability of Win 7 64bit and all the programs that are available to run on it.

Do you think Linux will grow in popularity in the next few years to where all the major software companies will have Linux versions of their software?

I guess that's the best thing to hope for, but Win 7 ought to be supported till 2020, right?
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12 Dec 2012   #5
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Just obtain the latest Windows 7 official Windows 7 installer containing the lastest SP. Currently that's SP1. There should soon be a SP2 which rolls up all of the updates, new drivers, etc into the Windows 7 installer.

You can go to the trouble of slipstreaming the updates since the last SP but it's often more trouble than doing the hour of Updates after install which can be running while you're setting up a new install.

At the point where Updates are cut off for Windows 7, then you might want to slipstream in all of the outstanding Updates and drivers to have a legacy installer.
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12 Dec 2012   #6

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rockrz View Post
Do you think Linux will grow in popularity in the next few years to where all the major software companies will have Linux versions of their software?

No.

There are a few commercial licenses creeping in (Nero has been around for a while), but no matter how many people use Linux - commercial and opensource licenses are kind of opposing philosophies. The whole attraction of Linux is not just the customisation and lack of restrictions, but the fact it's free.

I'm not saying it will never happen - I just think it's a long way away!
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13 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Does Linux run pretty fast?

Maybe they can create a Windows simulator for Linix to make programs "think" they are on Windows.

Seems like even though the OS may be free, the commercial software companies could still sell software for Linux... which would help get get rid of 'ol Bill.
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13 Dec 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rockrz View Post
Does Linux run pretty fast?

Maybe they can create a Windows simulator for Linix to make programs "think" they are on Windows.

Seems like even though the OS may be free, the commercial software companies could still sell software for Linux... which would help get get rid of 'ol Bill.
You can use WINE on Linux. It's precisely that, a Windows emulator that allows many Windows-based programs to run on Linux.

Linux has been growing in popularity since many years ago. Still far away from Windows, but in some time it might get closer. The main problem with Linux I see is that almost all programs are made for Windows, and some then ported to Linux, so beyond the basic tasks people have trouble finding software. Technically, it's simply decades ahead of Windows, being the main advantage.
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13 Dec 2012   #9

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

How is it decades ahead of Windows?

I thought it was just a more simple OS, and Windows was more complexed.
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14 Dec 2012   #10

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rockrz View Post
How is it decades ahead of Windows?

I thought it was just a more simple OS, and Windows was more complexed.
It's "decades ahead" because it's technically free of bureaucratic inefficiencies holding back progress.

But it's still more or less "roll your own, and fix incompatibilities yourself"

And Linux isn't simpler than Windows, in actual fact the reverse is arguably true.
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