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Windows 7: Install win7, then SP1 or slipstream?

11 Sep 2013   #1

windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
Install win7, then SP1 or slipstream?

I'm about to put a system together and install win 7 pro x64. I was about to slipstream SP1 and subsequent updates in, but then remembered how MS set users adrift by not providing a repair install method for those of us who don't have a Windows 7/SP1 retail DVD.

Has this situation changed? If not, would the best method be to install Windows 7 then windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe, then allow updates so that SP1 could be uninstalled in the event a repair install was required ()? Or is there an install iso that can be downloaded free of charge to be used for existing installs?

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11 Sep 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP


Where did you get Windows 7 Pro?

If the problem is that your installer doesn't have SP1 then you can download the latest official ISO for your licensed version from Step 1 in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to use with the Product Key that came with it.
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11 Sep 2013   #3

windows 7 Pro 64 Bit

Hello again, gregrocker. This is exactly what I hoped for. Also, nice tutorial. It's later here now, but I've bookmarked it for later perusal. Thanks for your help.

edit: My Windows 7 pro was one of several I bought just after (or was it just before?) its release. Best buy was selling copies for around $49.
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