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Windows 7: Can i download latest version of Win7, to reduce the number of updates

17 Oct 2014   #1
Angus94

Windows 7 Professional x64 (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 
Can i download latest version of Win7, to reduce the number of updates

Hi all,
my computer has become slow and is badly in need of a fresh install, i have a genuine OEM version of win7 and to save the number of updates i will need to do after the initial install, can i download a latest version that will still be compatible with my serial number.

is this possible

just asking....thanks


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17 Oct 2014   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You can download SP1, but all updates after that must be downloaded.
After it is installed, you will have to use a valid key number.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl...rvicepack.aspx
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17 Oct 2014   #3
Angus94

Windows 7 Professional x64 (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 

hope ive done the right thing here, i chose this one.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932)



then clicked the DVD.iso file to download
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18 Oct 2014   #5
Angus94

Windows 7 Professional x64 (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 

Can anyone please tell me how to fix this......

ive followed 1 guide that said to put my disc in the drive and when install starts choose repair, then startup repair. I did this but the software didnt find any errors to fix

Ive lived with this for about 6 months now, i have my win disc in the dvd drive permanantly.

about 6 months ago i started running out of room on my existing c:\drive, so i cloned the complete drive to a larger one, since then i had this issue


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18 Oct 2014   #6
gregrocker

 

So I'm assuming since you said that you must keep your DVD in the drive permanently that it is booting from that disk.

So please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

If you've now got more than the cloned hard drive installed is it set as Primary HD and/or as first HD to boot in BIOS setup?

It could also be that both the System and Active flags were not transferred to the larger drive. This will be evident from the picture and the fix is relatively easy.
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18 Oct 2014   #7
Angus94

Windows 7 Professional x64 (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 

yes that is correct


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18 Oct 2014   #8
Angus94

Windows 7 Professional x64 (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 

Heres the pic


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18 Oct 2014   #9
Angus94

Windows 7 Professional x64 (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 

in the BIOS, if i have the first boot device as the hard drive i get the BOOTMGR error, if i have the CDROM as the first boot device the system just reads the cdrom and continues on
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18 Oct 2014   #10
Angus94

Windows 7 Professional x64 (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 

the drive that the clone was taken from was removed once the clone had completed, and has since been formatted and is now in another machine
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