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Windows 7: TEST -Update 7 installation media

13 Mar 2013   #1

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 
Update 7 installation media - DIY SP2

Anyone who wants to give this a try:

1. Put your Windows 7 dvd in the drive, rt click it and select COPY. Then rt click your partition (e.g. C ) and PASTE.
It will take a few mins and you should have afolder on c containing the installation files, like this:

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2. Install WUD - tiny program:

WUD250B1002Setup.exe

[ Windows Updates Downloader (WUD) Program Files ]

Get the relevant update list Windows Updates Downloader (WUD) Update Files (ULs)

Unzip the update list you downloaded and click the ulz file.Then the list will show up when you run WUD.exe


Run WUD

Select a folder to download them to ( e.g. c:\updates ). Recommended tick boxes as below - ( ie10 optional ). Then click Download button

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3. Extract this onto C. UPDATE7v5.zip

UPDATE7v5.zip

Then RUN AS ADMIN on the .cmd

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And off it goes

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It will take a while to integrate the updates - probably half an hour or so. Then it will offer to make a bootable installation iso.

NOTE: This assumes you start with the 7 iso that already has SP1 integrated.

latest official Win7 installer ISO with SP1

NOTE: When you boot your updated iso, all editions will be available - however, only the edition you updated will include the updates, of course.




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14 Mar 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Thanks SIW. Im planning a clean install, so will test this over the weekend.

Question : can I use an ISO instead of DVD in step 1?
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14 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Im having an issue at point 3. If I extract the zip direct to C: I get the following with only the bin file created
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And if I extract to another drive ie desktop D: Im a file missing according to your screenshot. The dotnet one
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17 Mar 2013   #4

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Thanks SIW. Im planning a clean install, so will test this over the weekend.

Question : can I use an ISO instead of DVD in step 1?
Golden, mount the ISO as a virtual CD/DVD and copy that, or extract it to a folder using for instance 7-Zip.
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17 Mar 2013   #5

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Thanks Kari - what software do you recommend to mount the ISO?
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17 Mar 2013   #6

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

My choice for virtual CD/DVD is (and has been as long as the program has existed) Gizmo. Tested many, never found easier, more versatile and reliable virtual CD/DVD program.

Gizmo Central -- Download
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17 Mar 2013   #7

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Thanks Kari - downloading
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17 Mar 2013   #8

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Gizmo is really good. All controls can be found by clicking the notification area icon.
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17 Mar 2013   #9

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Thanks SIW. Im planning a clean install, so will test this over the weekend.

Question : can I use an ISO instead of DVD in step 1?
Golden, mount the ISO as a virtual CD/DVD and copy that, or extract it to a folder using for instance 7-Zip.
Hi there
@Kari -- I think this works fine as well --also for most version of Windows. Seems to be Virus free
To use the Microsoft WSUS service you need Windows server which most people don't have but this little program generates the updates just fine.

Of course the ideal; tool would be to slipstream all the updates into an install dvd / usb

This downloads the WINDOWS updates.

Portable Update: Update Windows in an isolated environment. The first. The best.

This saves also re-downloading if you need to update several computers too.



Your suggestion of GIZMO is also OK but I'm just offering another choice. _ Windows 8 has it's own .ISO mounting system built in but for Windows 7 this is fine.

Cheers
jimbo
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17 Mar 2013   #10
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Si, I am getting this error after choosing Ultimate, both with and without the ei.cfg file deleted beforehand:


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