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Windows 7: new install without having to run windows update 100 times?


21 Dec 2011   #1

windows 7 68 bit
 
 
new install without having to run windows update 100 times?

Is there a way todo a fresh install of windows without having to running windows update a number of times?

I've just got a new laptop and have allmy software installed and all the bloat removed, but i have to keep running windows update.

I think i'm on my 5th or 6th update. Is there a way to get all the updates in one process?

thanks

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21 Dec 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

It's been my experience that no there isn't a short cut here. I know it's a long process but unless you had a prefect image of the original hard drive backed up and restored that image to a formatted drive your only option that I know and use is the clean install with updates.
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21 Dec 2011   #3

windows 7 68 bit
 
 

i will create a recover image but its a new laptop.

thanks
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21 Dec 2011   #4

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

bark01,
Totally understand as I did this just a couple of weeks ago twice. I purchased a HP laptop and then ordered a Windows 7 disk from HP only to find that it still had tons of bloatware embedded into the disk. As my plan was to then to image it to a 64gb SSD I had limited space for OS and all my programs. I then went out and purchased a fully copy of Windows 7 which I intend to load later on a 2nd desktop build, then used it and the OEM versions product key to do a proper clean install. Like you I was then faced with the upgrade after upgrade after upgrade but at least with the SSD is went as fast as humanly possible. I look at it this way that sometimes to do things right you have to allow the time and the more you try to take short cuts the longer the overall process.
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21 Dec 2011   #5
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Do you have a Windows 7 install DVD which already has SP1? It saves about 90 Updates from needing to be installed since they're rolled into the SP.

If you prefer to clean reinstall to get beyond the factory bloatware, we can help you get an installer if you tell us your licensed version on COA sticker.

Here are the steps to get a perfect reinstall of factory OEM: Reinstalling Windows 7

Or if you want to just clean up the bloatware and see how performance holds up, here are tips for that: Clean up factory bloatware
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21 Dec 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

On top of having install media with SP1 included, I download and save to a thumbdrive, the full stand alone installers for the latest version of IE, DirectX, Dot Net Framework, Silverlight, MSE, etc. Saving the big ones to external media saves a lot of time downloading and updating after a clean install.
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21 Dec 2011   #7

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bark01 View Post
Is there a way todo a fresh install of windows without having to running windows update a number of times?

I've just got a new laptop and have allmy software installed and all the bloat removed, but i have to keep running windows update.

I think i'm on my 5th or 6th update. Is there a way to get all the updates in one process?

thanks
I did as my pdf yesterday in under 2 hours on my Desktop pc. Everything worked perfectly afterwards. One fault was found & fixed = Microsoft .Netframework 4.
Win7's Non-destructive Install..pdf


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21 Dec 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
I did as my pdf yesterday in under 2 hours on my Desktop pc. Everything worked perfectly afterwards. One fault was found & fixed = Microsoft .Netframework 4.
Attachment 189343
Also known as a Repair Install - which we use here regularly after troubleshooting steps including SFC -SCANNOW Command fail to solve an issue.

It's not a clean reinstall at all (or even close) as it reimports AppData settings which can be corrupt.

Better to go completely clean following these steps for perfectly Reinstalling Windows 7

I've found only about 3 out of every 10 Repair Installs solve the issues at hand. About all I use it for now is switching in-place between Win7 versions.
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22 Dec 2011   #9

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bark01 View Post
i will create a recover image but its a new laptop.

thanks
information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?
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18 Apr 2012   #10

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
I did as my pdf yesterday in under 2 hours on my Desktop pc. Everything worked perfectly afterwards. One fault was found & fixed = Microsoft .Netframework 4.
Attachment 189343
Also known as a Repair Install - which we use here regularly after troubleshooting steps including SFC -SCANNOW Command fail to solve an issue.

It's not a clean reinstall at all (or even close) as it reimports AppData settings which can be corrupt.

Better to go completely clean following these steps for perfectly Reinstalling Windows 7

I've found only about 3 out of every 10 Repair Installs solve the issues at hand. About all I use it for now is switching in-place between Win7 versions.
First of all, may I offer my humble apologies for a very late reply. I have found a newer method of doing a 'Clean Install' but have not made into a pdf as yet
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